On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 11:31:14AM -0800, Gary Kline wrote: > The problem is that there are many, _many_ embedded > "<A HREF="http://whatever> Site</A> in my hundreds, or > thousands, or files. I only want to delete the > "http://<junkfoo.com>" lines, _not_ the other Href links. > > Which would be best to use, given that a backup is critical? > sed or perl?
IMHO, perl with the -i option to do in-place editing with backups. You could also use the -p option to loop over files. See perlrun(1). Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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