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Suppose I have a file with many lines of the form

date time name some stuff

where every line may be different except for 'name', which is the same every time, and I want to remove 'name' from every line: is it possible to write a short bash script to achieve this?

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  • Where does "recursive" come into play here? – Kusalananda Mar 5 '18 at 15:11
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Gilles answer works but it will only remove name from standard output. If you want to remove name from the file itself then you need:

sed -i 's/name//' file

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Why not simply :

sed 's/name//' file

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