false use of sed???

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Old 04-23-2008
false use of sed???

i want to delete every newline and every line which starts with "RECORD......." in a file.

Record 61391 in base BROCKHAUS (Timestamp: 2008-04-09 11:38:38)
Gräfin (seit 1707 Reichsgräfin) von, * Schwerin 4. 2. 1686, + Berlin
21. 10. 1744; wurde
Record 61392 in base BROCKHAUS (Timestamp: 2008-04-09 11:38:38)
von, Künstler, * Schilde (heute zu Weisen, Landkreis Prignitz) 19.
9. 1934, + (Flugzeugabsturz) in den Schweizer Alpen 20. 8. 1983;
Record 61400 in base BROCKHAUS (Timestamp: 2008-04-09 11:38:38)

my command:

cat untertitel.txt|sed -e '/^[ ]*$/d'|sed 's/^RECORD.*$//g'

what is my mistake? Smilie can anyone tell me?
# 2  
Old 04-23-2008
cat untertitel.txt|sed -e '/^$/d'|sed 's/^RECORD.*$//g'
# 3  
Old 04-23-2008
the mistake was that i used the $ sign after the .*
# 4  
Old 04-23-2008

cat untertitel.txt|sed -e '/^$/d'|sed 's/^RECORD.*$//g'

In the above line , i think you are deleting blank lines and replacing all the lines which starts with RECORD with null value ( Deletion is not taking place ).

The sed script may be like this:

sed -e '/^$/d' -e '/^RECORD/d' untertitel.txt

# 5  
Old 04-23-2008
Or with awk:

awk '/^RECORD/||!NF{next}1' file

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