I want to remove two strings globally from some xml code. They are:




I have tried the following unsuccessfully:

sed -i 'sed -i 's/</sellingStatus>//g' file.xml

The slashes and greater than/lesser than symbols cause have caused issues with my attempts so far. How can I remove these strings with the correct syntax?



It is not always a good idea to sed xml file, however

sed -i -e 's:</sellingStatus>::g' -e 's:<sellingStatus>::g' file.xml

substitute command in sed can be delimited by arbitrary char. (here : )


Use s:::g rather than s///g in your example not to escape '/' symbol:

sed -i 's:</\?sellingStatus>::g' file.xml

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