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Old 10-11-2002
Question Delete line(s) from file

What is the easiest way to delete a line from a file?
I have a file that contains list for Domestic and Foreign customers.
I want to delete all lines staring with Foreing.

TIA
# 2  
Old 10-11-2002
elchalateco,

Try:

grep -v Foreign oldfile > newfile


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Old 10-11-2002
Remove blank lines this way.

grep -v ^$ file.in > file.out

The ^ designates the beginning of the line and the $ denotes the end of the line. Together they represent a blank line!


Just in case you were wondering.

Smilie
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Old 10-11-2002
Thank you.
# 5  
Old 10-11-2002
My bag for leaving the "^" off of "Foreign"

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