Here's a solution in a perl one-liner
perl -0 -p -e '@n=/^(\d+),RestartCommand=(?:killall )?ooqstart/gm;$n=join("|",
or you can save this short script as guninstall
perl -0 -p -e '
@nums = /^(\d+),RestartCommand=\s*$c\s*$/gm;
$nums = join("|", @nums);
and then run
guninstall 'killall ooqstart' config_file > new_config_file
guninstall 'ooqstart .*' new_config_file > newer_config_file
As you can see, this should be able to remove entries one at a time from the
config file. Just supply it a pattern to look for on the RestartCommand=
If you're feeling confident, you can replace the -p with -pi and this will
actually replace the original file, saving you the hassle of creating
new_config_file and newer_config_file
Eplanation of one-liner:
-p causes Perl to read a file in a line at a time, storing each line in $_
-e causes Perl to execute the piece of Perl for each line then the -p kicks in
again and prints out whatever is now in $_
-0 changes Perl's causes perl to consider the whole file as a single "line"
with the result that $_ contains the whole file.
the m at the end makes sure that the pattern only looks at a line at a time
and also means that the ^ means the start of a line rather than the start of
the whole string.
(\d+) will match any sequence of digits and since we're in /g mode, the
pattern will match repeatedly until the end of the string and these sequences
of digits will be captured placed in the array @n because they have
parentheses around them. In the example, these are "99" and "100".
(?:killall )? means that the string "killall " is optional for this pattern to
match. ie it will match without or without that string. The ?: stops the
parantheses from capturing anything.
join all those numbers together, seaparated by "|"s, giving "99|100"
once the $n is replaced, this pattern will look something like
which says basically nuke any line that starts with "99," or "100,". The "g"
is important to make sure we don't only nuke the first one. The "m" is needed
to make ^ mean the start of a line, not the start of the whole string.
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