Re: [SLUG] ??sed

From: Levi Bard (
Date: Mon Sep 15 2003 - 15:31:12 EDT

> I have been trying to delete a line in a file using sed and although I
> have used sed in the past, this time I am stuck.
> I want to delete a line in a file if that line contains the value of the
> variable $name. I have tried sed '/$name/d' < inputfile > outfile
> without success. I have tried many variations on that theme also
> without success. Can someone help me with the syntax since my brain is
> obviously over taxes.

Double quotes. If you use single quotes, the variable $name doesn't get
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