I need to remove the lines corresponding to first 7 occurrences of a string from a txt file in a pattern range (string1-string2).
Example of txt file content:
whatever xpto string1 foo2 whatever1 string2 xpto1 another_foo xpto string2 string2 foo1 whatever string2 another_xpto string2 string2 foo xpto string2 whatever anything else foo string2 xpto string2 foo whatever
I need a solution with sed ranges, something like that:
sed '/string1/,/string2/d' file.txt
The point is that I don't know how to extend
/string2/ until the line corresponding to seventh match of string2. The desirable output should be:
whatever anything else foo string2 xpto string2 foo whatever
/string/makes no sense since
/is the regexp delimiter, not the string delimiter
"- you either meant
index($0,"string")(the latter being if you use awk since sed doesn't have any support for string matching).