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Use grep or awk to eliminate blank lines and comments

A configuration file, specifically, the /etc/samba/smb.conf file contains many lines of comments using both the simi-colon (";") and the hash ("#") as well as many empty lines that are either blank or contain whitespace. Using grep to view the file without these lines is one way to do so. To write the correct command can be a bit more challenging....Read More »