On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 03:41:40PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> 
>       Is there an easier way by sed or ed to remove strings 
>       (caight by grep) of the sort:
> 
>       part5.chapter2.text-
> 
>       where "5" and "2" can be any integer below 10?
> 
>       (I know how to delete the *entire* line using ed, but not just
>       the first part?

gilmour% echo testpart5.chapter2.text-test | sed 
's/part[0-9].chapter[0-9]\.text-//g'     
testtest

Modify as necessary.

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