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How do I write a sed command to delete a row if it doesn't contain certain words?

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How do I write a sed command to delete a row if it doesn't contain certain words?

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If the line doesn't contain "Houston", "Dallas", or "Austin", I wan to delete the line

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sed -ri '/(Houston|Dallas|Austin)/!d' file

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