On Mon, 8 Dec 1997 09:48:49 +0200 (EET), I wrote on Procmail-L:
On Sat, 6 Dec 1997 16:25:47 -0700 (MST), William McClatchie
| ( sed -n /$REMOVE/d .address > $HOME/temp_file mv tempfile .address) ;
grep -v $SAFEREMOVE $HOME/temp_file > .address
grep -v "$1" "$TMP" >"$2"
... and of course, the really good solution is to use neither sed nor
grep, but fgrep, which means you don't have to escape any
metacharacters, either. Many fgreps have an -x switch which prevents
partial matches, i.e. the match has to cover the whole line.
fgrep -vx "$REMOVE" $HOME/temp_file > .address
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