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How can I remove everything between two lines in a file?

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 28, 2000 at 20:31 UTC ( #48631=categorized question: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Dec 28, 2000 at 20:31 UTC
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I have two lines, lets say "-line1-" and "-line2-" and between these lines I have some lines. The amount and the content of these lines are unknown. Like this:
some lines -line1- lineA: xxx lineB: y lineC: zz -line2- more lines
So, I want to remove everything between "-line1-" and "-line2-", in this case lines A, B and C. How can I do this?

Answer: Removing everything between two lines
contributed by merlyn

See perlfaq "How can I pull out lines between two patterns that are themselves on different lines?".

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