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How to replace all dots in vi

How to replace in vi? There are numerous explanations in Internet, but most of them doesn't contain information about which buttons to press. If I enter :s/[.]/[.] <ENTER> then only one ...
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CentOS replace config error

I'm currently working on updating our CentOS server, however whenever I'm trying to use yum I get this error. Config Error: Plugin "replace" requires API 2.6. Supported API is 2.5. I'm new to ...
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Sed replace not functioning as expected

I want to replace listen = 127.0.0.1:9000 by listen = '/var/run/php56-fpm.sock' sudo sed -i 's/listen = 127.0.0.1:9000/listen = \'/var/run/php56-fpm.sock\'/g' /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf Error: bash: ...
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Bash find and replace in a C++ file

I have a C++ script for which I would like to change variable values in some places and then compile, doing this many times for a set of numbers. The following shows my shell script: #!/bin/bash ...
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replace long text string (script with MANY special characters). sed, awk, grep

My site was hacked / infected. I replaced the url of the malicious link, but other elements in the malicious script are still making my site get blocked. Without inserting a hundred or so "escapes", ...
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How to insert text after a certain string in a file?

Right now I'm using echo "Hello World" >> file.txt to append some text to a file but I also need to add text below a certain string let's say "[option]", is it possible with sed? EG: Input ...
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Escape >');} < / in sed

In 30 files in 30 directories, I want to find: script>');} < /script> and replace it with: script>');} < /script--> What special characters do I need to escape in the find ...
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Bash command help to “search and replace” file in changing directory tree

The Scenario: I've built a collection of files for research in a central repository on my server. I'm continually curating the repo changing the directory's tree structure by renaming and moving ...
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How can I “cat” a file and remove commented lines?

I'd like to know if there is a way that I could cat file like php.ini and remove all lines starting with ; For example, if the file contained this: ; - Show all errors, except for notices ; ...
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How to replace a piece of text only if it doesn't appear elsewhere in the file?

Suppose I have some text like this (output of objdump -d): 0: 0f a2 cpuid 2: a9 01 00 00 00 test eax,0x1 7: 74 01 je a ...
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How do i create a sed script to prompt the user to replace a number in a file? [duplicate]

I'm new in Unix, and I'm learning about sed command. I need to write a very small script for searching a number in a file and replacing it. I tried doing grep, and than deleting the specific phone ...
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Replace only in particular range string

In the canonical How can I replace a string in a file(s)? in 3. Replace only if the string is found in a certain context, I'm trying to implement the replace of a pipe with white spaces in file with ...
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Replace using VIM, reuse part of the search pattern

I am working with VIm and trying to set up a search and replace command to do some replacements where I can re-use the regular expression that is part of my search string. A simple example would be a ...
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bash / sh script to replace text between some tags/strings in a text file

I am creating executable which will be executed with /bin/sh or /bin/bash script, I have a file which contains a structure like, there will be only one #start and #end tag in the config file, and I ...
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SED Search and Replace on Linux [duplicate]

I want to change the value from 1521 to 1525 in FROM_HOST only in file gexhosts.cat: FROM_HOST db201521 TO_HOST db201521 Is there a way to do that or some work around? I would really prefer ...
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how to replace a string in vcf file which have a common charecter? [duplicate]

I want to replace any string which have the common charecter. like any string which have 1/1 in it will be completely replaced by "heteroV!" I have tried this command sed -iBAK2 ...
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how to find and replace a string containing “/” [duplicate]

I am very new to linux. currently I have faced a problem in changing a string in a file which have / character . I want to replace 1/0 with hetero in a file. can you please tell me which command to ...
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Find and replace in Linux [closed]

I want to replace 0/1 with hetero but whenever I am trying to use the known commands it is showing syntax error because the / is aleady part of the command .. Can anyone suggest a command to solve ...
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Deleting multiple lines of HTML comment using sed

This is what I came up with but it doesn't work with multiple lines: sed -i '/<!-- my comment -->.*<!-- \/my comment end -->/d' my_file
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How to replace a word in a file by a word get by read function? [duplicate]

Situation: echo "tell me a word" read the_word How to replace all WordToReplace in a file by the_word? sed does not seems to appreciate: sed -i 's/WordToReplace/$the_word/g' thefile.sh
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How do I remove all \r\n from a file, but preserve \n

I have a CSV with unix line endings, but some of the string values have windows line endings in them: date,notes\n 2014-01-01,"Blah Blah Blah"\n 2014-01-02,"Two things:\r\n - first thing\r\n - ...
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If filename has more than n characters, delete the last ones

I'm kinda new with the unix shell, and I don't seem to find the answer of my problem : I have a folder containing multiple files : a correct filename contains exactly 13 characters (numbers + letters ...
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Find and replace with filename

I have a large number of files which contain text. All files contain the word "replace" (no quotes). I would like to replace that word with the name of the file. Example, filename is: On Time.txt ...
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sed to change dns log string format

I want to use sed to change the following text: (3)www(5)first(3)nth(6)domain(3)com(0) to: www.first.nth.domain.com Can each group between the parenthesis separators be captured and then ...
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replace values in columns by comparing [duplicate]

I need help, i have two very large space-delim files, File 1. 527858 2 2 27.92464882 8.63E-07 570289 4 2 30.12532071 2.87E-07 571034 1 2 29.26089611 4.43E-07 571033 5 2 28.56723908 ...
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Recover files inside a folder which was replaced by an empty one. (openSUSE, Ext4)

Is there a way to restore a folder or better the containing files and folders of the folder which was replaced by a empty one with the same name? FileSystem: Ext4 OS: openSUSE 42.1 If it is ...
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How to replace word in specific column if it does not match an expression?

I have the following file: chr1 157784 157887 U6 0 - chr1 564813 564881 miRNA 0 + chr1 564879 564950 tRNA 0 - chr1 564952 565019 tRNA 0 + chr1 566062 566129 ...
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Replace text quickly in very large file

I have 25GB text file that needs a string replaced on only a few lines. I can use sed successfully but it takes a really long time to run. sed -i 's|old text|new text|g' gigantic_file.sql Is there ...
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Save file after using sed command

I am using following command to replace yyyymmdd to YYYYMMDDHH24MISS in my file: sed -e 's/\('yyyymmdd'\)/\('YYYYMMDDHH24MISS'\)/g' filename After I run the command in PuTTY, it displays the file ...
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search string in files and replace it incrementally

I have a directory with 152 files named plot_1 to plot_152. In each of those there's some R code with some index [[i]]. Using Kate 15.08.2, is it possible to search for [[i]] in each file and ...
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How can I replace a character in all the .php files inside a folder on OS X?

I need to replace the following characters: ă with a â with a î with i ș with s ț with t The replacement must be case sensitive. For example if a letter is upper-case then it must be replaced ...
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How to replace current word under cursor in Emacs

How do I replace current word under cursor in Emacs? I know that I can use query-replace or replace-string but every time I do so I have to type entire string to be replaced, this is just annoying. ...
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Replace characters in Makefile target

I'm trying to use $(patsubst %-%,%:%,$(MAKECMDGOALS)) to replace dashes with colons in the make target but it has no effect. How could I achieve this?
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Bad Substitution when Renaming Files using find

I am trying to recursively rename image files using the find command. Currently, the command is written as follows: $ find . -name '*.jpg' -exec rename "${echo $(uuidgen) | cut -c1-8}.jpg" '{}' \; ...
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Remove line containing certain string and the following line

I use this cat foo.txt | sed '/bar/d' to remove lines containing the string bar in the file. I would like however to remove those lines and the line directly after it. Preferably in sed, awk or ...
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Replacing one test string with another in particular column

I would like to replace "CC" with "C" and "AA" with A" in a particular column of Tab delimited file (using awk probably).
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Editing a child JSON element value with jq

I'm trying to use jq in order to change a child's value. For instance, I want to change the value of "test2" from ["yo", "bye"] to ["hi"]. { "title": "hello", "body": { "test1": 123, ...
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Find and replace using parts of the found string in the replace string

Let foo be any string. I have to search a file for all occurrences of \LeftLabel{foo} and replace each occurrence with \LeftLabel{\textsf{foo}} but only if foo does not start with a $ ...
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Surround a pattern, not changing it, while searching for it case-insensitively

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I haven't found anything so far. Here's the thing: I have a string and a pattern, and want to surround the pattern inside the string with brackets. While I ...
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Is it possible to make sed doing some logic in the replacement part (regex group)

I have few sed command: to extract relevant information My file sample.log (format is ncsa.log) looks like: 2012_04_01_filename.log:29874:192.168.1.12 - - [16/Aug/2012:12:54:21 +0000] "GET ...
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how replace exact word using sed which starts with special character "

I need to replace a word "/hotel to "/Tay I used various delimiters like ? $ but I couldn't get it
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Replace values in a table

I have a table (ascii format with space delimiter), as follow: 1 1 1900 111 1 2 1900 121 1 3 1900 145 1 4 1900 1.45e 07 1 5 1900 5.21e 25 1 6 1900 152 I would like, that if there is a fifth column ...
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How can I use (sed|awk) to mask an e-mail address with asterisks like <j******e@g***.com>

How can I mask a list of e-mail addresses like: John Doe <john.doe@gmail.com> John Doe <johndoe@hotmail.net> Jane Doe <j.doe@outlook.org> ... with sed (or awk) into something ...
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Change name of directories and included file

In a directory I have several sub-directories named as follow (the [1-9] means going from 1 to 9): AA_BB_CC_river[1-9] Each sub-directories contains a file (ascii) having exactly the same name as ...
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Replacing matching text after two matching lines

I have a YAML file which includes a stanza looks this: admin::common::passwords: alice: password: '$6$oTQhLvN/4VFJPscD$8LYwUMSFi' bob: password: '$6$JKOtLF0wHeZfIskt$W/M5.ugDS' If the ...
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Automatic replacement of strings in gedit

I want to replace some strings defined by me in gedit, after a word has been completed and/or the document has been saved. For example \ðrac should be replaced with \frac How do I do this in gedit or ...
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How to replace the content of a specific column with awk?

Given: there are 40 columns in a record. I want to replace the 35th column so that the 35th column will be replaced with the content of the 35th column and a "$" symbol. What came to mind is something ...
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Recursive find/replace, taking directory depth into consideration

I've had good luck doing basic find/replace: find . -name "*.php" -exec sed -i -e "s/<?php include 'http:\/\/www/<?php include '..\//g" \{\} \; I am wondering if there is a way to achieve a ...
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How to substitute a string in file with another file?

I have several files that all contain a string. This string needs to be replaced by the whole content of another file (that can possibly be multi-line). How can I do this? What I need is something ...
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Remove long string from files

Files on my server have been corrupted. I want to remove a 13000 character string from all PHP files containing it. The string looks like: ?php if(!isset($GLOBALS["\x61\156\x75\156\x61"])) { ...