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[Solved] Stripping ret of the lines in a file (sed question)

Hi all,

I didn't use SED for 20 years and was never an expert. So my current knowledge is about zero. Please be patient with me. I'm neither a native speaker.

I have a huge dictionary file and want the rest of the lines stripped. Everything after (and including) the "/" should be stripped. I just want to obtain the "pure" words.

example (see attached file):


Please note, that not every line has a "/" in it. For example "embarcadero" has not. No action should be taken then.

Can someone give me the best command to do the job? Your help is very much appreciated.

Last edited by Don Cragun; 02-13-2014 at 09:00 PM.. Reason: Add CODE tags.
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Old 02-13-2014
sed 's|/.*||' example.txt

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