Re: Using sed for multiline matching
- From: yard-ape <yard-ape@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 22:50:56 GMT
On Dec 13, 12:35 pm, pk <p...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:laredotornado wrote:Ok, I give up. How do you use sed to do a multiline search given ahttp://sed.sourceforge.net/sedfaq4.html#s4.23
regular expression? I don't want to replace anything, just do a
search, much like grep. However, I'm to understand that grep only
searches one line at a time.
after reading that, you'll might think of switching to another tool.
Do you have a suggestion, or even an example, or something else that
can match multi-lines given a regular expression? - Dave
Perl and awk will get the job done, but structural regular expressions is the simplest, cleanest model for this problem:
If you need a non-interactive solution, just write the sam commands in some file and do:
$ sam -d file.txt < script.sam
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