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Delete the nth line from a matched string (which only occurs once in the file)

I have a question related to deletion of strings that appear at the n+2 position after the matched string which is at position n using awk for multiple files. I am able to print it using the command: ...
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sed use to replace string 2 lines after matching pattern in AIX 6.1

I try to replace a character, 2 lines after matching pattern. For this, I'm using this code: sed '/some_pattern/{N;N;s/word1/word2/}' /etc/filesystems > /etc/filesystems.tmp && mv -f ...
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Replace values in file

I have a files: $cat file1.txt 1234|W 1345|S 8427|D 2132|C 3243|V and my sql file is : $cat select.sql SELECT * FROM CUSTOMERS WHERE ID IN (FLAG); and I have a shell with the next ...
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split lines and print it to new line for certain character

I need to split lines and print it to next line when pattern match. Like I have: ABC123xxx:: 2345 ABC345yyy:: 5678 ABC986zzz:: 7955 And I want it to print to new line when ABC pattern will come: ...
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Replace the specified string to its appearance time using sed or awk

I want to replace oooo to 1, 2, 3, ..., like a example below: From > cat demo.snippet snippet anova.cca "anova.cca fun" anova.cca( ,${oooo:object} ${oooo:,...} ,permutations = ...
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sed substitution

I have a string as follows: /test/test/ 12 /test/test My goal is to turn it into: /test/est/ 12 /test/test This is the command: echo "$x" | sed 's@\(/*/\).@\1@g'" I am using at the moment but ...
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Find (and strip) common initial whitespace from file/pipe

I am looking for a way to find and remove the common initial whitespace from a text stream or file. I do not want to remove all leading whitespace (that would be a simple sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//'). ...
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sed regular expression behaving differently than in vim and perl?

Here's a sample 'test.txt' abcdX1yad45das abcdX2fad45das abcdX3had45das abcdX4wad45das abcdX5mad45das sample desired output: X1yad X2fad X3had X4wad X5mad I could get it working in vim with: :% ...
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Insert single quotes in text file for use as SQL query that follows the open-parens using sed

I have a where clause string in Unix file as below where c1 in (a) and c2 in (a,b,c) and c3 in () Need Output as where c1 in ('a') and c2 in ('a','b','c') and c3 in () Am using sed command as ...
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Getting “sed: -e expression #1” when trying to run search and replace

I'm using Amazon Linux. I'm trying to run a search and replace using sed. I'm running into the below error ... [jboss@mydevbox nodejs]$ sed -i -e "s/test.smokeTest('(.*?)', '(.*?)', ...
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Binding Timestamp with Hexdump?

I am running a script which is given below, sudo hexdump -v -e '1/1 "%02x\n"' /dev/ttyUSB0 | Many Pipes | gawk '{ print strftime(":: %s"), $0 }' Here the data is being hex dumped with timestamp ...
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Use awk as a stream editor

awk is the swiss army knife of text manipulation. If, however, I need to change small bits in a text, I reach out to sed generally. While it might be the best tool for the job, it is worth it 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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Deleting lines by matching 3rd and 4th character only

I am running a script that fetches me the data as given below, 1400d2b8 1f4d1e2507 1200781e As you can see the 3rd and 4th character is 0 in line 1 and line 3. I am trying to write a single line ...
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How to output multiple lines using a single condition?

I have a file with the pattern: n0 n1 n2 ... ni ------------------------------- N0 N1 <empty line> if N0 is less than a specific number, I want: 2 lines above the N1's line N1's line Empty ...
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Removing entire line with sed not working? [closed]

I have a line which looks like this: </File2>. I want to remove it using sed, but nothing I tried worked, I tried sed '/^<\/File2>$/d' so I thought maybe theres special characters at ...
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Replacing regex “$” does nothing for some lines? [closed]

I have a text document, I want to add < to the end of every line, I thought I could use this: sed 's/$/</g' But for some lines, nothing happens. I thought it was because of special ...
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Find matches on adjacent lines

I want to find adjacent matching lines, e.g., if the pattern matches are $ grep -n pattern file1 file2 file3 file1:10: ... file2:100: ... file2:1000: ... file2:1001: ... file3:1: ... file3:123: ... ...
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Printing all lines around a string until matching another string [duplicate]

I have an example dataset where a section has fields beginning with "something". I would like to obtain all of the lines in each "something" section when matching a specific string of "1234". I was ...
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Appending a value to all columns

I have a "simple" question yet I have not found an answer to it nor have I gotten my code to work. I have a bunch of columns, and I want to append the average of the last column to ALL columns. For ...
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I want search for a string and to pull all the lines between two patterns [duplicate]

I want search for a string and to pull all the lines between two patterns(including the pattern). START#1 Name S 101 Frankfurt_1_1 19 A+ Street END START#2 Name B 104 Berlin 20 A+ ...
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How Do I Remove Duplicate Words With Suffixes?

How do I compare a list of unsorted words of variable length and remove duplicate words that have a suffix? Example word list: iron curl curled railroad curler ...
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shell script replace and add next line with special characters [closed]

I am trying replace a line with another line and add new line below that using a shell script. I want to replace: export PATH with: ...
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Rewrite a find command that uses sed -i for AIX

I have a script that searches for a string and replaces it via the sed command. If that string contains special characters, the script will escape them (except for the slash because it's my current ...
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How to add an word for a line where transpose has done

I have a file fruits: apple grapes banana orange By using cat < fruits | tr "\n" "," It will give output as apple,grapes,banana,orange, Here I want to print the file name also along with ...
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Compare and merge config file in CentOS

I was trying to setup an auto-update (for multiple servers) bash script via cron to a config file (text based) by downloading the new file everyday and replacing it directly. The script works fine, ...
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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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I want to search for a pattern in a file. If the pattern matches, it should check for second pattern and replace it with another pattern file [duplicate]

I want to search for a pattern in a file. If the pattern matches, it should check for second pattern and replace it with another pattern INPUT FILE Name#AAAAA std 1 sec c age 5 Name#BBBB std 2 ...
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I want to search and replace a pattern

I want to search each record (records are defined by blank lines) in a file for the pattern NAME#AAAA. If it matches, then insert an # in front of the record's age and insert a line age NIL at the end ...
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How to include everything before Colon in Sed/Grep/…?

Code sed -n 's/.*tex:/[preventColonFromResult]/p' ./BitTorrentSync/Gyn/1.12.2015.tex: Agents in young <40yr? where input is ./BitTorrentSync/Gyn/1.12.2015.tex: Agents in young <40yr?. ...
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Delete duplicate lines pairwise?

I encountered this use case today. It seems simple at first glance, but fiddling around with sort, uniq, sed and awk revealed that it's nontrivial. How can I delete all pairs of duplicate lines? In ...
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print specific line from multiple files

I have a collection of 5000+ files and I just want to create a output.txt file which contain 27th line of all file along with filename. well I am noob at linux level so what i got from internet is to ...
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How to get second directory name in the perforce file path?

I need to get the directory in the second column after depot. For example given the below file(s) list, I need "Directory2" as the output. //depot/Directory2/Dir3/Dir4/Dir5/Dir6/Filename1 ...
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Extract a word from a line, doing this to a specific number of lines [closed]

I want to extract a word from a line, doing this to a specific number of lines. I have something like this. 1. Bill 2. Joe 1 3. Sue 1 I want to extract separately the words Bill, Joe and Sue. I ...
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AWK interval expressions to clean IP [closed]

Credit to a great many entries from you online and manuals. It works, but, is it efficient enough? Do you approve? {Reading logs +- 5k items fast as I can see} Source data from file "myAwk3.txt": ...
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grep all strings that start with a certain char, and finish with another char

I need to grep all strings that start with "[" and finish with a certain string, e.g. "apal". So all chars in between these 2 chars would be shown as well. Given an input such as: ...
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Sed, Awk Multiline log file, a number {0-999] identify relation

Short version of issue: Need to extract from logs: {Using sed and awk on Linux} Time, PlayerName{Can have many special characters}, GUID, IP from log example at end. Longer version: How to combine 2 ...
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Sed incremental arithmetic

I want to replace a number at the end of a string by incrementing the number by one each time I run a specific sed line. the string looks like this: server-port=25555 I was thinking I could run ...
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Replace with sed until match in a line

I have to replace all "." characters before the "=" character in every line in a file. The lines are like this: one.two.three=something four.five=1 six.seven=127.0.0.1 ...
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list of directories into comma separated directories [closed]

Hi I am trying to do scp copy of directories from one environment to another environment. Suppose directories at location \ as dir1 dir2 dir3 and so on. Now as the scp copy I need to list these as ...
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How to swap two words with sed and with multiple delimiters?

Just letters are accepted in words, any other characters are delimiters. I want to exchange the first word with the third word. sed -E 's/([A-Za-z]+) [^A-Za-z] ([A-Za-z]+) [^A-Za-z] ([A-Za-z]+)/\3 \2 ...
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string substitution using sed

I have this string for example : asddsa "ll" sadd " fsgsg" "sdafaf" "lkkx" "fsgfgsg" I want to substitute all characters inside " " with a character x. Expected output in this case should be: ...
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Remove lines in a file where pattern only occurs once

I have a CSV file. It is ordered by an identifier the first field. The identifier in the first field can appear in either 1 or in 2 lines in the field. I want to remove all lines in the file where ...
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How can I get my bash script to remove the first n and last n lines from a variable?

I'm making a script to preform "dig ns google.com" and cut off the all of the result except for the answers section. So far I have: #!/bin/bash echo -n "Please enter the domain: " read d echo "You ...
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Substituting words in parenthesis using sed [duplicate]

I have a basic python script that looks like this: my_name = 'Zed' my_age = 35 my_height = 74 my_weight = 180 my_eyes = 'Blue' my_teeth = 'White' my_hair = 'Brown' print "let's talk about %s" % ...
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Using sed to replace spaces in text files with _ only when between “ ” after specific string

How can I use sed to substitute a space with an _ only when it occurs in a text file after the string title= and between " " For example (lines in a text file): title="This is the title of my book" ...
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Using sed to substitute a string containing variable integers

I have a text file and want to use sed to replace the following string (including the "s): " rel="lightbox[1846]" title=" with # The numbers between [ and ] are variable and change. I want to ...
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sed: replace only the first occurrence of wildcard

I am using sed to replace an attribute in an XML file and up until now it was working just fine. I have an XML file that contains a tag like this: <osgiApplication id="com.mycompany.site.app" ...
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find muli lines in file from other file

i have text file that have multi lines i wanna search for lines containing some text and add # at the start of those lines ex: file1 that i wanna change it acnet 6801/tcp # ...
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print only lines that starts with digit from specific column

I have a file which has second column as hostname of all hosts in my network: Host example.com (x.x.x.x) is up (0.0041s latency). And so on, but many lines doesn't start with hostname in second ...