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       recdel - remove records from a recfile


       recdel [OPTIONS]... [-t TYPE] [-n NUM | -e RECORD_EXPR | -q STR | -m NUM] [FILE]


       Remove (or comment out) records from a rec file.

       -c, --comment
              comment out the matching records instead of deleting them.

              delete  even  in potentially dangerous situations, and if the deletion is violating
              record restrictions.

              don't use external descriptors.

              give a detailed report if the integrity check fails.

       --help print a help message and exit.

              show version and exit.

   Record selection options:
       -i, --case-insensitive
              make strings case-insensitive in selection expressions.

       -t, --type=TYPE
              operate on records of the specified type only.

       -e, --expression=RECORD_EXPR
              selection expression.

       -q, --quick=STR
              select records with fields containing a string.

       -n, --number=NUM,...
              select specific records by position, with ranges.

       -m, --random=NUM
              select a given number of random records.

       If no FILE is specified then the command  acts  like  a  filter,  getting  the  data  from
       standard input and writing the result to standard output.


       Written by Jose E. Marchesi.


       Report bugs to:
       GNU recutils home page: <>
       General help using GNU software: <>


       Copyright  ©  2010,  2011,  2012,  2013,  2014  Jose E. Marchesi.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL
       version 3 or later <>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO  WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.


       The  full  documentation  for  recdel  is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and
       recdel programs are properly installed at your site, the command

              info recutils

       should give you access to the complete manual.