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Feature #772

Using Vi to Remove Entire Lines Beginning With a Specific Character

Added by Daniel Curtis over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
Shell Scripts
Target version:
Start date:
03/08/2016
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
0.10 h
Spent time:

Description

One common task I do is strip down commented configuration files, and rather than spend a lot of time locating and deleting individual line I find vi to be useful for finding and deleting these lines.

  • Open the file to be edited:
    vi somefile.txt
    
    • To remove all lines beginning with ; (comment character for PHP config file)
      :g/^;/d
      

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#1 Updated by Daniel Curtis over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#2 Updated by Daniel Curtis over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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