[lug] Another sed question.

Matt Thompson thompsma at jilau1.colorado.edu
Thu Mar 31 13:35:29 MST 2005

On Thu, 2005-03-31 at 12:58 -0700, Shannon Johnston wrote:
> I've got another one for all the experts.
> I would like to locate a string of characters in a file, and delete the
> entire line that contains that string.
> How would I go about doing that?

If you want to delete a line with a match you can do, say:

sed '/match/d' < input.txt

That will delete the newline as well.

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