SED provides an effective and a flexible way of removing one or more lines from a specific file to suit the needs of the user. This Linux command is used for command line handling.
sed -i ‘/Text to Delete/d’ /path/to/file
Here are the examples how we can remove one or more lines from a file:
Remove the 3rd line from file:
sed '3d' fileName.txt
Remove the line containing the string “gmail”:
sed '/gmail/d' filename.txt
To remove the last line:
sed '$d' filename.txt
To remove all empty lines:
sed '/^$/d' filename.txt sed '/./!d' filename.txt
Remove all lines from /var/log/messages having string “REMOVE THIS TEXT” and restore output in new file. Do not make any changes in original line.
$ sed "/REMOVE THIS TEXT/d" /var/log/messages > messages.txt
Remove all lines from /var/log/messages having string “REMOVE THIS TEXT” in same file.
$ sed -i "/REMOVE THIS TEXT/d" /var/log/messages
Remove the line matching by a regular expression (by eliminating one containing digital characters, at least 1 digit, located at the end of the line):
sed '/[0-9/][0-9]*$/d' filename.txt
Remove the interval between lines 7 and 9:
sed '7,9d' filename.txt