In my code/text file whatever is between /* and */ is commented - I have to remove this commented code from my text/code file

$ cat codefile.txt


But when I use:

sed -i '/^\/\*/,/*\*\//d'

it only deletes lines where I only have one star after/before the slash - the second block I mean.

How can I get rid of the first one ?

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    can't reproduce, works fine (on sed (GNU sed) 4.2.2) – RomanPerekhrest Dec 26 '17 at 18:16

Use below command it worked fine for me I tested by inserting other contents in file too. it only deletes the lines which is between /* and */

sed '/\/\*/,/\*\//d' filename

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