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Grep end regex matching

On OS X, system_profiler SPHardwareDataType outputs: Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Pro Total Number of Cores: 4 L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB L3 Cache: 8 MB Memory: 8 GB I want to ...
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Deciphering sed commands

I just run across the following sed command: sed "s|^/samba|\\|;s|/|\\|g" I have seen sed substitute commands before. I also know sed allows the usage of any character as a delimeter (| in this ...
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What does x option for sed do actually when exchanging data between hold and pattern buffer?

I dont understand what x does when it comes to exchanging the contents of hold and pattern buffer.Does it exchanges the data between hold and pattern so that any previous data in hold or pattern is ...
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Regex and piped commands with sed

I'm finding really hard to use sed command, plus I can't seem to find well written tutorials. Let me say that I worked with regular expression in other languages (Python, JavaScript, Java), so that ...
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Using sed to process passwd file

I am trying to learn sed, but I'm having a lot of trouble. What I am trying to do is process my passwd file using a bash script with sed commands to do the following: For every user with group ID ...
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awk, sed, grep, perl… which to print out in this case?

I have this syntax in a file (http response times from analog): <thead><tr><th class="x">seconds</th><th class="R">reqs</th><th ...
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Replacing part of a string with another part of that same string [closed]

How would I go about replacing part of a string with another part of that same string, in a bash script, using sed?
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Bash commands/script to remove a line from CSV with duplicate in column

I have a lot CSV files that I have combined. However, there are duplicates, but the entire line is not duplicated. I do have a column that I want to use as the criteria to search for a duplicate. ...
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How to edit files in-place while performing operation on the values matching the searched pattern?

Given a list files containing random text and many datetimes in ISO format in it (e.g "2012-07-02T10:47:24+02:00"), how can I find all these datetimes and add 2 hours to each one ? Ideally a solution ...
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Text between two tags

I wanna retrieve whatever is between these two tags – <tr> </tr> – from an html doc. Now I don't have any specific html requirements that would warrant for an html parser. I just plain ...
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Replacing pattern after nth match is found on each line?

I have a file containing lines: india;austria;japan;chile china;US;nigeria;mexico;russia I want to replace all the occurences of semicolon on each line with e.g. ;NEW;, but starting from the 2nd ...
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How can I update this sed oneliner?

INPUT: $ echo -e 'AAAART5530408XXXX\nAAAAZE6530408XXXX\nAAAART12345678XXXX' AAAART5530408XXXX AAAAZE6530408XXXX AAAART12345678XXXX $ OUTPUT: $ echo -e ...
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Delete files if contents do not match pattern

There are hundreds of .html files in a directory. I need to delete files that don't contain word bluecar in their contents. I thought sed with rm would do that, but I don't know how to combine them.
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How to parse this output and put it into an array?

i have expect script whose output looks like : I would like to extract all words like Gi/02/12 etc in an array or a list. VLAN Name Status Ports ---- ...
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Match ids and print original file

I have two files Original: (5000 entries) Chr Position chr1 879108 chr1 881918 chr1 896874 … and a file with allele frequencies (2000 entries) Chr Position MAF chr1 881918 0.007 ...
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How can I replace text after a specific word using sed?

I have a file named .ignore. In need to replace the projdir. For example: ignore \..* ignore README projdir Snake I need to replace Snake with, for example, "PacMan". I read the man page, but I ...
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Sed: Replace N first occurrences of a character

I am looking to replace the 5 first occurences of the whitespace character per line inside a sed script. Here's what I have so far sed -e "s/ /;/" -e "s/ /;/" -e "s/ /;/" -e "s/ /;/" -e "s/ /;/" ...
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Bash -Extract characters from string

Suppose I have the following variable $string = 'cat somecommandhere' Now the output of the above cat command is test="Thanks serverfault" I want to extract the value between the quotes and ...
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sed extract with multiple options in end pattern

I get some output from a command, I have to extract text between two patterns from the output. Start pattern is fixed. But the end format can be one of two (lets say word2-1 and word2-2). Is there ...
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extracting and copying parts of tex files into new tex files

I have a bunch of tex files in different folders on my system. The goal is to create new tex files (using a template, that has the title page, packages, new commands,...) that combines all the ...
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changing pattern by removing spaces?

file : hi hello,new york, , ,brazil site ,brazil january,month is feb , , ,indiana jones task: delete all horizontal space (spaces and tab) between any two comas (like , ,) if ...
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how do i suppress seds unnessary output while using option -e?

why n option is not working here [root@testgfs2 final]# echo a b c | sed -ne 's/[[:blank:]]/"/gp' -ne 's/^/"/pg' -ne 's/$/"/pg' a"b"c "a"b"c "a"b"c" i just need : "a"b"c" actually ...
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Multi-line replace

I spent ages trying to figure this out. As it happens, I don't need to do it any more; I found another way. But for the sake of my sanity, I'd like to know the answer anyway. It's quite easy to use ...
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Strip trailing whitespace from files

The answer to removing trailing whitespace with sed has most of the answer, but I want sed -i 's/[ \t]*$//' $1 to be able to take arbitrary number of file arguments as a shell script on the command ...
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How to find what device a file is on (and use that in a script)?

I want to find out what device my file is on so that I can use it in a script. I can get this far: $ df . Filesystem 512-blocks Used Available Capacity Mounted on /dev/disk0s2 498438976 ...
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How do I correct both too many and too few space characters?

I have files that are edited by people other than me. They contain lines that look like this: <E> This is text </E> I use some Bash shell scripts do a bunch of text replacement ...
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Why is it that , to newline is working but newline to , is not working sed?

I have got a text file with a list of first names, and I am trying to replace newline with ,. Here is the command I am using sed 's/\ /,/g' file while the reverse is working sed 's/,/\ /g' file ...
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sed pattern matching with deletion over a line

I want to delete only some spaces(say 4) after the line$#*425 with space I am not able to complete it please suggest echo "line$#*425 with space " | sed 's/ /\1 \2/g' i am thinking of ...
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Print fields from file only if line starts with a specific word

I have the following file: … LINK=dummy 172.17.100 => 10.218.11 [PATH=/etc] FILE=hosts 172.17.100 => 10.218.11 [PATH=/etc] FILE=network 172.17.100 => 10.218.11 ...
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remove a char string from a command output (sed, or maybe something else)

I'm trying to retrieve the distro name from the lsb_release -i output, but using lsb_release -i | sed 's/Distributor ID: //g' won't do the trick. What am I doing wrong? Or maybe should I change ...
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How to calculate average requests per seconds using awk or sed on Apache logs

I am trying to calculate the average requests per seconds for a specific period of time of my Apache logs. I have been able to narrow the results down to the period I am interested in, as well as ...
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Having problem using sed | Trying to replace a line

Contents of gaurav.txt file $generalNetPath = "/net"; $generalNetPath = "/glbusers4/glb/aimsys/apxwrk48"; I trying to replace /glbusers4/glb/aimsys/apxwrk48 by pwd as follows qaz=`pwd` sed ...
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How do I write a sed one-liner to add a character after every third character?

So, I have a string that looks like this: AUGGCCAUGGCGCCCAGAACUGAGAUCAAUAGUACCCGUAUUAACGGGUGA And I want to split the string into 3-character chunks delimited by a '+' sign. ...
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using sed for replacing strings with “/”

need to replace < network> with a "192.168.61.0/24" but i am not able to do it with sed, tried sed -i s/"< network>"/"192.168.61.0/24"/g file.sh but this is not working,can some one ...
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sed into csv format

I have a file of the form VL-8299673,30.000,49.000,1.000,21.901,2630.000,428861.000 VL-8299673,1071.000,570.000,35.000,3963.608,632.000,366563.000 ...
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How can fill characters in sed only

I have this file. I want to use only sed, no awk FSDFDSFSD FDSFD FHGDHFDHGHFGHGHGF HHGDF GFDGDFGFDG GFDGFDGFDGDFGDGD I want to fill every odd line appended with 000 so that total characters are 30 ...
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Why does this add spaces? echo “x ax” | sed 's/x\s*/x /'

I want to find a x, and replace the 0 or more following spaces (\s*) with just a single space. echo "x ax" | sed 's/x\s*/x /' For some reason, instead of replacing the spaces with the single space, ...
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Use find + sed + cp to find files and copy them to a directory with a different name

I'm trying to copy a bunch of files named folder.jpg into a folder. The problem is because all the files are named the same thing, I need to rename them in the process. I know I can probably do it ...
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How to remove all white spaces just between brackets [] using bash? [duplicate]

Replace text between brackets Input testing on Linux [Remove white space] testing on Linux Output testing on Linux [Removewhitespace] testing on Linux So, how can we just remove all the ...
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Efficient in-place header removing for large files using sed?

The commands below may takes minutes depends on the file size. Is there any more effient method? sed -i 1d large_file
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Out of memory while using sed with multiline expressions on giant file

I am currently trying to remove all newlines that are not preceded by a closing parenthesis, so I came up with this expression: sed -r -i -e ":a;N;$!ba;s/([^\)])\n/\1/g;d" reallyBigFile.log It does ...
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sort a file based on length of the column/row

I need to sort a file based on the number of chars in the first column. I have no idea on how to go about this. (On Linux, so sed/awk/sort is available). An example: .abs is bla bla 12 .abc is bla ...
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sed: replacing newline at a given line (or last line)

I have a file like the following: a,b,c,d,e,f 1,2,3,4,5,6 7,8,9,0,1,2 I need to join the last two lines with a comma, like so: a,b,c,d,e,f 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0,1,2 The problem is that this is all ...
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How to convert *text* to {\i text} with sed?

I would like to replace every occurrence of *text* into {\i text}. text *text* text *text* text *text* *text text text* text should become text {\i text} text {\i text} text {\i text} {\i text ...
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Help inserting a new line of text after matching a line of text (sed)?

I need to insert a hidden HTML input tag into any form tag within a bunch of HTML files. I assume this is possible with sed, but need help forming the command. My idea is to search for any instance ...
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Remove lines based on pattern by keeping first n lines

I need to remove lines from a text file based on pattern but I need to keep the first n lines of that pattern. Input % 1 % 2 % 3 % 4 % 5 text1 text2 text3 output %1 %2 text1 text2 text3 I used ...
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sed replace - need help replacing text in bunch of files

How to parse bunch of files and replace each occurance of __esct function? __esct('Full name') convert to: $this->escape($this->translate('Full name')) I'm confused as to - how ...
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sed edit text block: not greedy match

I wish I can grab the first html comment in a file using sed. Using '/<!--/,/-->/ and having more than one comment block it will match all the content between the first and the last comment ...
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Insert a multiline string into another string

I need to insert lines into an xml file : Insert <one> </one> into <tags> </tags> To obtain <tags> <one> </one> </tags> I tried this: ...
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Replace matches with multiline string using sed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Insert a multiline string into another string I have a file called foo.txt containing: foo bar baz I want to replace every occurence of bar with a multiline string, ...