filter command and "not" wildcards

Ben Rubinstein benr_mc at
Thu Dec 6 05:56:01 EST 2001

on 5/12/01 8:11 PM, Tom at tfseibert at wrote:

> I love the filter command and keep trying to make it do more.  I would
> now like to use it to "find" all lines that do not contain a certain
> item.

I've also requested this.  Suggested syntax:

    filter <container> excluding <expression>

It should be one of those things where a relatively small programming effort
produces a considerable expansion in facility.
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