On 2006-05-12 17:56, "[EMAIL PROTECTED]@mgEDV.net" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>>     sed -i -e 's/^[[:space:]]*' -e 's/[[:space:]]*$//' file ...
> why not use just (you can change the "-" separator to "/" as above):
> sed -e 's-^ *--g' -e 's- *$--g'

Because this provides no additional help with the problem of not
matching TABS and it looks very confusing so close to `-e' and other
command-line options.

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