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I know I can delete lines that are longer than 100 chars with this:

sed '/^.\{100\}..*/d'

But I have the following example line:

<a href="http://xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx">YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY</a><br>

So I need to only delete the lines where "YYY":

">Y...Y...Y</a><br>

is longer than 100 chars. How can I do this?

I'm using OpenBSD.

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grep -vE '">[^<>]{101,}</a><br>'

To remove lines that contain more than 100 non-<> characters between a "> and a </a><br>.

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Same as above (if I understand right what you want to do, that is):

sed -e '/Y\{100\}/d'

This matches all lines containing 100 Y in a row, and deletes them.

  • this works too! but the upper "grep" one is more "general" – gasko peter Apr 12 '13 at 6:09

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