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How to delete one line from multiple SAS programs?

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How to delete one line from multiple SAS programs?

I want to delete the same line from many SAS PROGRAMS. is there a easy way to do it?

Sandy

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Re: How to delete one line from multiple SAS programs?

Posted in reply to sandyming

What tools do you have? sed should be able to do.

Since they are SAS programs why not use SAS to do it?

data _null_;

   length infile outfile $200 ;

   infile '*.sas' filename=infile ;

   input ;

   outfile = cats(infile,'.new');

   file new filevar=outfile;

   if _infile_^='DELETE THIS LINE;' then put _infile_;

run;

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Re: How to delete one line from multiple SAS programs?

If you use Tom's approach make sure the length, the $200, actually covers the length of ALL lines in the files.

I know that programs really shouldn't have lines that long but occasional things like datalines may exceed that expectation.


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Re: How to delete one line from multiple SAS programs?

Posted in reply to sandyming

Can you explain in detail about your requirement with an example?

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