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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Search for a string and print everything before and after within a range

I have this file: sometext1{ string1 } sometext2{ string2 string3 } sometext3{ string4 string5 string6 } I want to search this file for a specific string and print everything before this string ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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How to add text to end of line when pattern is matched?

inputs: line1 with the PATTERN that contains ( ) line2 with the PATTERN that contains ( ) lineN with the PATTERN that contains ( ) outputs: line1 with the PATTERN that contains ( ) ; line2 with ...
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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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Adding a character to every other text line

I have a huge (ca. 20G) text file which contains millions of passages (a.k.a. paragraphs) with headers. Headers and paragraphs are always one line each, e.g., Sunshine This is a sunny day. ...
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Is there a faster way to remove a line (given a line number) from a file?

A related question is here. I often have to edit a large file by removing a few lines from the middle of it. I know which lines I wish to remove and I typically do the following: sed ...
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Delete the matching line and several more from a file

I have a text file called file_a.txt. My first command is grep -A 12 ".production =" file_a.txt The output is a few block. Each block of string contains 13 rows I specifically want to delete all ...
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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 inline editing fails for multiple sed statements

I want to append #SB# at the beginning of every line where it matches a given string incron.sh sed -i -e'/test1/s/^/#SB#/g' file1 sed -i -e'/test2/s/^/#SB#/g' file1 sed -i -e'/test4/s/^/#SB#/g' ...
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Deleting Lines Containing a Specified String in Different Files

Suppose there are two files in web/ named foo.php and bar.php. The 1st line of foo.php is "sdajgeSTRINGdsad" and the 10th line of bar.php is "gdfhu98324STRING". The task is to first locate these two ...
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Add line to configuration file from a bash script?

I am trying to figure out to locate a line in a configuration file, then to drop down two lines then to insert a line of code. I was attempting to do this in awk/sed but got stuck on the carriage ...
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Sed — replace a character in a matched line in place?

In a file containing lines like this one: # lorem ipsum blah variable I would like to remove # (comment) character in the same line that contains a specific string, in place. Is sed good for this? ...
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sed insert in the beginning of multiple files is not working

I came across a lot of answers, including theses: sed on OSX insert at a certain line http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14846304/sed-command-error-on-macos-x ...
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How to search and replace multiple needles by one word via one expression?

Assume you have a text file: foo fnord bar bizz foo poit And now I would want to replace both "foo" and "bar" into "narf". I know I could use: sed -e 's/foo/narf/g' -e 's/bar/narf/g' fileName ...
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Append a column

I've trawled through here and a few other places to try and find an answer to this, but it seems so stupidly simple that no one has answered it. All I need to do is add a single value in a new column ...
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sed with multiple expression for in-place arguement

I am trying to replace multiple words in file by using sed -i #expression1 #expression2 file Something 123 item1 Something 456 item2 Something 768 item3 Something 353 item4 Output (Desired) ...
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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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Why does sed act differently depending on the output file?

If I run: cat messages.txt | sed -e 's/a/a/g' > messages.txt on one large file (2500+ lines) I find that the resulting file will only have about 900 lines after the command in cygwin and will ...
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How to achieve portability with sed -i (in-place editing)?

I'm writing shell scripts for my server, which is a shared hosting running FreeBSD. I also want to be able to test them locally, on my PC running Linux. Hence, I'm trying to write them in a portable ...
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copying a set of lines into new file

I have a text file with 100,000 lines or more. I want to copy specific lines from the text file into a new file using: sed -n '1,1000p;1000q' orig-data-file > new-file However, I want to create ...
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Delete Non numeric row from a csv

I have used sed to allow only numeric and csv format ,I have used sed '/[^0-9, -, .]/d' as regex. It has still "_","1-0","1-1" character as o/p which worries me. sed 's/'"$(printf '\015')"'//g' ...
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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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Why doesn't this sed substitution for a non-ASCII byte work?

I tried this substitution with GNU sed on OS X (4.2.2 installed through Homebrew). But it doesn't work. printf "Hello\x92 World" | gsed -r "s/[\x92]/'/g" The expected output is: Hello' World The ...
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Multiple sed commands in a file

I want to save a .txt file to 2 separate .txt files using command placed in a .txt file. I can use sed -e '1,20 w file1' -e '21,$ w file2' input.txt But how would I plac e this command in a file ...
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Sed regex printing into a file.txt

I'm connected to a MQTT stream, and I filter out the data by entering : mosquitto_sub -d -t +/# 2>&1 | sed -n "/PUBLISH/{s|.*\('.*',\).*|\1$(date),|;N;s/\n//;p}" into the Ubuntu terminal. ...
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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 do I delete all lines with “.png” in a file?

I've a list of urls of which some point to images: http://s.thebrighttag.com/iframe?c=A5lqOqP ...
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Insert blank line in UNIX after different number of lines

Suppose I have a file abc.csv with below data: abc def geh ijk lmn opq rst Now, I want to insert blank lines after line2 and line 6. Please suggest which command shall I use.
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How to change the content of file in linux?

I have 3 configuration files in my Linux box which contains config information for a custom application. I want to change some values in configuration files. The contents of the files and descriptions ...
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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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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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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 ...