Re: Need help with sed statement

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On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 11:37 PM, David Bartmess <[email protected]> wrote:
> Not sure if this is the right place, but I need help with a sed
> replacement expression.
>
> I'm trying to express only the filename from a filepath, i.e.,
> whoopie.txt from /opt/dev/whoopie.txt.
>
> Basically I'm reading the files that changed into a temp file, and
> reading each line into a variable to split out the base filename to act
> upon.
>
> I tried using the following, but it still gives me the entire string:

To do it in sed:

[[email protected] ~]$ echo /foo/bar/goo|sed -e 's:^.*/::'
goo

Keep in mind that the delimiter character is arbitrary. This makes
substitution of filenames lots easier.
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