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How to replace a symbol in sed only if it occurs before a letter?

In my documents, I have lots of occurences like these: [["A [["b [["8 [["c [["F [["1... What I need to do is to replace double brackets with single brackets, but only if there is a letter after a ...
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Merge folders and replace files using CLI

I want to update some forum software and I'd like to test the upgrade process using CLI as a learning possibility. How do I merge contents of a folder into another folder and replace files?
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Match a whole word (IP address) using `sed`

I have the following line style in a file: 1.2.3.4 1.2.3.4a 1.2.3.45 iaa1.2.3.4ad 11.2.3.4a a1.2.3.4 1.2.3.4> <1.2.3.4> <"1.2.3.4"> 1.2.3.4 hostname I want to replace all the ip ...
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Return count of matches with find/replace using sed

I'm trying to get a count of the number of replaced strings with find and sed. What I'm starting with: # find . -name \*.php -exec sed -i -e "s|finddddd|replaceeeee|g" {} \; This replaces four ...
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How to read needle part of the sed command from a file?

I want to replace a long part of a file with something else preferably by sed but want to read that long part from a file. I already found this: sed -e '/<TEXT1>/{r File1' -e 'd}' File2 from ...
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Replace string with contents of a file using sed

I have two different files: File1 /home/user1/ /home/user2/bin /home/user1/a/b/c File2 <TEXT1> <TEXT2> I want to replace the <TEXT1> of File2 with the contents of File1 ...
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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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Replace specified character between two strings?

i have something to accomplish. i need to replace all occurrence of & inside or between <ex> </ex> to #. actual example below: a & b & c <ex> a & b & c ...
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Regular expression to mask credit card digits in a file

What is the most simplest way to mask all numbers but the last 4 digits of a credit card number in a file using sed. Using egrep with the following regular expression we can find numbers of Visa, ...
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extract certain string, search and replace or keep a longer string contain the extracted value

The input file that needs to be edited is as below (can have more rows): bundle_id target_id length eff_length tot_counts uniq_counts est_counts eff_counts ambig_distr_alpha ...
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How do I replace the '&#x5c' with '/' in file using the command line?

After grep line with AAA/BBB/CCC but the output file consists only the line as AAA"& #x5c;"BBB"& #x5c;"CCC.. How do I fix this?
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Replace $ with £ using cat Command

I have file test_output_archive.svd with some Dollar signs ($). I have generated a shell script Replace_dollar_pound.sh with cat command to replace dollar symbol with Pound (£) script is working on ...
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replace pattern matching

I want to replace part of a file's data, with data from another file. Suppose file1 has data as is written below and file2 has some data I want to store replace file1 data from file2 from starting ...
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want to replace a file data from another file [duplicate]

I want to replace a file data from another file Suppose file1 have data written below and file2 have some data i want to store replace file1 data from file2 from starting word // +++ CUSTOMIZATION ...
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Replace using vim - Replace a pattern […] by a string

I have a file containing lines in below e.g. format - [foo@host.com, bar@host.com], Payment processed - 23499, params = {'invoice':3243} I only want the account numbers i.e. 23499. It's a number. ...
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Using sed to find a word and replace another word

I have a word like "mode v" in a file. I want to replace it to "mode sv". However all my efforts failed as there is space after mode
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How to search and replace strings matching a replacement list for multiple files

I have a file, say map.txt, containing a list of search strings and corresponding replacements: search -> replacement bigBone -> bb fishMarket -> fm dogCollar -> dc ... I need to ...
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vim - how can i do a 'change word' using the current paste buffer

I have some text in my paste buffer, e.g. I did a yw (yank word) and now I have 'foo' in my buffer. I now go to the word 'bar' and I want to replace it with my paste buffer. To replace the text ...
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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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How to replace all the first occurences in matched lines with incremental number?

I have a file like this ... 1562 first part 1563 H col3 H col4 1564 H col3 H col4 ... 3241 H col3 H col4 3242 third part ... I want to replace only the first H in every line to H#, with ...
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Replace a pattern in a file with a long string

I'm writing a little shell script to generate a directory listing. To make the output easily customizable, the script just builds a HTML-table and than should replace a specific token in a template ...
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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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Replace very long string in files recursively

I have a very long and complex string in many files and I want to remove/replace it recursively. The string contains many slashes, backslashes and spaces and any kind of special signs. How do I do ...
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Rename Debian package automatically pulled by apt-get upgrade

I have installed package_a with version 1.0. How to configure package control script for package_b (e.g version 1.1) to automatically replace package_a? tried (as described in 7.6.2): Package: ...
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search and replace string

I have a XML tag for example <tag name="abc"></tag> I wanted to replace the string inside "" with the tag name i.e the upper XML tag should be become now <abc ...
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Search and replace strings that are not substrings of other strings

I have a list of replacements like so: search_and -> replace big_boy -> bb little_boy -> lb good_dog -> gd ... I need to make replacements for the above, but at the same time avoid ...
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Find and replace different columns using awk

I try to make a change in a file: Find a certain value and substitute it with another value in a different column using awk. Input (UiO-66Zr-EH.mof): unit ntype qqatom 1 'Zr1' 0.0d0 vibration ...
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Replace multiple strings in a single pass

I'm looking for a way to replace placeholder strings in a template file with concrete values, with common Unix tools (bash, sed, awk, maybe perl). It is important that the replacement is done in a ...
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Fastest & Most Core way to replace “\r\n” with “\n” in a file?

I suppose tr is a more core method and thus probably a faster way to replace things within a given file. However tr can only replace equal amounts of characters. meaning... 2 characters can only be ...
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zsh's “echo SomeText >> **/filename” in other shells

I need to fill all files with a specific filename (recursively) with a text. In zsh this can be done with echo SomeText > **/TheFileName I search generic solutions for sh-compatible and/or tcsh ...
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How to replace the content of specific column with awk?

Given there is 40 columns in a record. I want to replace 35th column so that the 35th column will be replace with the content of 35th column and a "$" symbol. What came up my mind is like: awk ...
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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 misplaces slashes

I have the following code in a LaTeX file: for \emph{service} in \emph{host}.resources: for \emph{file} in \emph{host}.resources: \underline{service}.requires.add(\underline{file}) ...
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Search for pattern across multiple files and replace a sub-part in all occurences

I am helping a friend with her thesis written in LaTeX and I need a quick solution for a "search and replace". Using a terminal in Linux, how can I find the following pattern: \caption{*\cite{*}} ...
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How does one find and replace text in all open files with kate?

How does one find and replace text in all open files with kate?
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Using sed to perform substitutions in a file

I was trying to replace dates in a huge file using sed. I tried : sed -ie 's/2014-[0-9]{2}-[0-9]{2}/2014-05-07/g' test However, nothing happened at all, my file test is not modified. Do you know ...
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How to search, replace and append a pattern to the end of each line

I have the following list of items: bigBone fishMarket dogCollar ... I need to generate a two character mapping like this: bigBone -> bb fishMarket -> fm dogCollar -> dc ... How can I ...
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How to do more than one substring replace at once in bash?

I have a directory contains image files that are to be echoed in bash. While echoing, I want to replace both file name and extension in single line command. Example files: images/file_name_1.jpg ...
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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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How to remove a specific character in a string but only if there are no numbers in that line in Linux

I've been stumped with this seemingly simple-to-fix problem.. well, for a while. Here's example output from the file I need to edit: $cat file George Washington Geneva Convention 123,281,029 USD ...
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text replacing in data file with peculiar spacing

I have a text (.qdp) file with many data stored. In some rows, the data are too many to be on just one line. Then, the program that saves the data, use a minus sign (-) to go on the new line, and ...
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Remove unknown unicode character from textfiles - sed, other bash/shell methods

I need to search and replace all occurences of an unknown character in some files having the same name. Opening such files with vi, I read <91> code for that character. Opening them with nano, I ...
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Problem installing input-wacom-0.20.0

I run Linux Mint 14. I bought a wacom intuos pen&touch small tablet and my old driver (don't know which one, someone installed it for me...) does not support it. I did a little research and found ...
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Sed: search and replace a patten with special characters which has a arbitrary string in between

I have a load of nfo files which I want to make some global substitutions for some values within each file e.g. a.nfo has the value <set>Tonight&apos;s Menu ( June 2012 )</set> ...
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Replace spaces and tabs at the end of the line in all files

I need to replace all unwanted spaces in all files from the current directory and from directories from the current directory (recursive search). I define the unwanted spaces the spaces and tabs that ...
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Copy file while replacing text in it

I'm writing a script to publish a webapp. While copying files, I must replace a placeholder current_date in a file with the current date. I would start with something like this to define the date ...
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How to add parens around text

How can I use sed to replace text and also append to end of line for the match in question? I have a sed file which is doing many substitutions. One of them changes ~= to match( using /=\~/ ...
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how to emulate “replace a b b a” with a sed?

I am trying to emulate a replace command which swaps two characters, with a sed script, but the obvious choice: sed -e 's/a/b/g' -e 's/b/a/g' does no work. Can you point me how to do it correctly? ...
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Replace output occurrences

Let's say I have this output: 0001 0002 0003 0004 0005 and I want to replace the first two zeros (00) with (01). What is the simplest way to achieve this?
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How to report “sed” in-place changes

When using sed to replace strings in-place, is there a way to make it report the changes it does (without relying on a diff of old and new files)? For instance, how can I change the command line ...