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When i put this code in terminal:

sed -i "|^if [[ -f /etc/skel/.bashrc ]]; then . /etc/skel/.bashrc; fi|d" ~/.bashrc

I obtain:

sed: -e expression #1, char 1: unknown command: '|'

Why?

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You have to indicate that you are using a different separator in sed delete command by prepending a backslash \ before the new separator:

sed '\|text|d' file

See selecting lines by text matching in GNU Sed manual.

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