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Re: formerly: emacs guy needs vi hack

On Mon, Jul 09, 2001 at 11:53:54AM -0700, Robert Threet wrote:
> Thanks for all of the good info.  Okay, how about
> this: I ran this cron job on July 4th, and I shouldn't
> have, so I have a 500 line file with a dozen or so
> redundant entries.  Anybody know a good way to clean
> them out?  I sorted the file so the pairs show up but
> they're scattered.  No biggee.  I think my script will
> pass on the redundant ones without too much trouble.  

cat file | perl -nle'print unless(/regexp/);' > newfile

Substitute your repeating line regular expression for "regexp" there.
At least, that's how *I* would do it... :)

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