Re: [SLUG] ??sed

From: Eben King (
Date: Mon Sep 15 2003 - 16:45:24 EDT

On Mon, 15 Sep 2003, Rock wrote:

> 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.

In sed (and many other programs), '$' = 'end of line'. To escape this
special meaning, use '\$'.

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