> > On Sat, 17 Jan 2004, Gary Kline wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > I've written scores of scripts to hack text files, but this
> > > one has me dead in the water.
> > >
> > > How can I delete all lines from /^PATTERN to EOF??
> > >
> > > ed - <<foo
> > >
> > > /^PATTERN
> > > (.,$)d
> > > w
> > > q
> > > foo
> > >
> > > or anything else I've tried doesn't do it.  I could do it in
> > > C/C++,but c'mon... !  Any solutions in sed, perl, or ed/ex?
> >
> > Well, you didn't mention awk, but...
> >
> >
> > awk '$0 ~ /^PATTERN/ {x=1}; {if (x!=1) print $0}' < foo > bar
> >
>
> Wouldn't it be neater to do
>
>   nawk '/^PATTERN/ { exit } ; { print }'

Couldn't sed '/^PATTERN/,$d' < foo > bar be a bit faster?


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