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Hi,

how can I tell sed to substitute the SHORTEST matching string and not the longest?

Example:
echo "<BR>Hello</FONT>test" | sed "s/.*>//;"

--> "test" is the output but I just wanted the string until the first ">" be replaced.

Thanks
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echo "<BR>Hello</FONT>test" |rev| sed "s/.*>//;"|rev
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echo "<BR>Hello</FONT>test" | sed "s/[^>]*>//;"
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by:hitzeu
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Works, thanks.
And what if I wanted to filter out all TAGS inside a string ?

echo "<TAG1>text text text <TAG2> text_end" | sed .... ?
---> "text text text   text_end"
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echo "<TAG1>text text text <TAG2> text_end" | sed -e 's/<[^>]*>//g'
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can't thank you enough....
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what about the points for ahoffmann?
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good question..... he does not post answers, "just" comments.

Ahoffmann, how can I reward you :-)
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just accept his comment as the answer.
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oops
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no more comments neede. Points arrived ;-)
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