How to remove annoying tags from every srt subtitle file

Sites like opensubtitles.org have the annoying habit of tagging their files with subtitles like “Tip for download: Open Subtitles MKV Player” and “Downloaded from http://www.opensubtitles.org”.

Here is a fast single command to get rid of all that on all subrip (.srt) files, using find, sed, and a bit of regex:

find . -name \*.srt -execdir sed -i '/pen.*ubtitles/d' {} +

I did it for dozens of files in one command ;)

find” searches all subdirectories below the current one (.) for every file with the srt extension (-name \*.srt) and executes the sed command that deletes on those files ({} +) the lines matching the regex pattern (pen.*ubtitles).

 

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