RECDEL(1)                        User Commands                       RECDEL(1)

       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.

recdel 1.7                        March 2014                         RECDEL(1)