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Old 02-14-2013
Remove lines between the start string and end string including start and end string Python

Hi,

I am trying to remove lines once a string is found till another string is found including the start string and end string. I want to basically grab all the lines starting with color [ and including the ] (closing bracket). PS: The line after the closing bracket for color could be anything (currently 'more').

I am trying to do this in python.

Code:
numbers [
  1
  2
  3
]
color [
  blue
  green
  red
]
more [
  1
  2
  3
]

Any help highly appreciated.

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 02-14-2013 at 02:21 AM.. Reason: code tags
# 2  
Old 02-15-2013
In sed it is just:
Code:
 
sed '/pattern1/,$!d
/pattern2/q'

so look for python-esque solutions in the sed flavor:
Python Regex on File Read Input - Stack Overflow

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