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How to delete a variable string in file

Actually I am using sed -e s/Perro-A//g -i *-a.log to delete the string Perro-A from many files ending with *-a.log. But sometimes in the files I might not have Perro-A; I might have strings ...
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Extract the second quoted string in a line of output

I have a line of output with three quotes, and I specifically need to extract the second quote into a variable. So for example, with the command cmd | grep tokens, I get the following output: Output ...
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How to check if some recurring text is missing in a text file?

I have a text file that looks like this: { "mimeType": "web", "body": "adsfdf", "data_source_name": "abc", "format": "web", "url": "http://google.com/", "urls": "...
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sed - pattern only on some predefined lines

I want to use sed to give me some lines from a file. I want to extract these lines only within some part of the file, which I know. E.g. I have a file with 100 lines, and I am seeking for lines ...
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Change CSV records sequentially

I want to replace the text sequentially in a file. The file's contents are: 1,01-JUN-2016,ABC 2,01-JUN-2016,ABC 3,01-JUN-2016,ABC 4,01-JUN-2016,ABC 5,01-JUN-2016,ABC 6,02-JUN-2016,ABC 7,02-JUN-2016,...
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Comparing 3 lines and 2 lines in BASH

I have a text file which looks like this: 2014-11-24 12:59:42.169 101.0.0.0 source 2014-11-24 12:59:40.375 104.156.80.0 destination 2014-11-24 12:59:36.729 104.219.48.0 destination 2014-11-24 12:59:...
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how to capture the latest kernel version from grub.conf

how to capture the latest kernel version from grub.conf ( in case default=0) for example the latest kernel from the file is 2.6.18-409.el5 # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /...
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i want to extract the value from html tag using sed

i want to extract the value from html tag using sed file: <td class=xl7128074></td> <td class=xl7128074></td> <td class=xl7128074></td> </tr> <tr ...
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How to choose the highest number element in many files with many arrays

I have many files which each one contain many arrays(like input 1 and 2, below). Each array has two element numbers in the second row. I need to use a logical criterion to choose the highest number ...
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Sum column numbers elements in many arrays

I need to sum the the numbers located in the same column in an array. The input is: 1: 6.1703 44 3.5 0.3 46 7.3 2.3 2: 6.1932 44 5.29379 2.9 46 1.72261 7.2261 3: 6.5664 45 4.756 5.6 46 1.6 2.5 4:...
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awk or sed Commands to Print Columns at desired locations [duplicate]

I have a source file which contain 15 columns and so may rows: 2973695.500 633952.188 2440.000 255 0 255 1 1 OP UNK opt TIME SKZ meter ms 2973695.500 633952.188 2440.000 0 255 255 1 1 ...
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Extract string from first character till string pattern

I have a implicit file with **$&*#@** as field delimiter and **$#@&*** as record delimiter. Below is an example, 100$&*#@200$&*#@50$&*#@Some String$&*#@2016-01-01 101010$#@&...
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get user input in terms of size (GB or MB)

I created script to calculate shmmax shmall shmmini Total_Memory_M=$(dmidecode -t 17 | grep Size | awk '{print $2}' | grep -o '[0-9]\+' | paste -sd+ | bc) Total_Memory_G=$(echo $Total_Memory_M /1024 |...
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Replace only the first character of a matched pattern

I need to write a sed command that reads from a file and replaces the first character in each line with 0, only in the event that the first and second character in that line is a digit (and leave the ...
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Regex pattern to replace multiple values via sed

I have a script in which I need to parse the IP address of the localhost, and replace the 2nd octet with a different value, but the value being substituted depends on what the value currently is... ...
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Grep/awk/sed for lines composed of only two letters, and lines that start with a letter and meet a certain length

Not sure how many people are familiar with DNA sequencing data, but if this is part of my file (lines starting with ">" are IDs, and lines starting with a letter are DNA sequences): >NB501013:9:...
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Performing Prime Key function using 'Sed' in Bash

I am using bash and trying to employ sed command for matching a string and replace it with another between two files. Objective: To replace all strings[sp_*] by matching them from another file ...
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Print text between two strings - omit second occurrence

I have an instruction file with a lot of steps. I'd want to view a single desired step in a shell, without graphical environment. What I do right now, as pointed out by alemol, is using sed to extract ...
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Array indexing using “sed”

I am working on one shell script which search directory modified in last 24 hours and then compress them using tar. Folder Search : find /path to log directory/ -maxdepth 1 -type d -mtime +0 ...
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How to append some string combined with the pattern at the end of line with the pattern

I want to append .com at the end of line for every line matching the pattern in /etc/hosts file. Sample file content: 127.0.0.1 localhost 1.2.3.4 hostname1 hostname1.xyz hostname1.xyz. 1.2.3....
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How to move lines between patterns to the end of a file

I want to move several lines to the end of the file. Example: 1 2 3 4 5 6 blkn XYZ indf 7 8 9 10 11 lnkn ABCYDF knnfd 12 13 14 15 I want to move lines 6 to 11 to the end of the file. The patterns ...
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How do I remove a words ending in the letter S if duplicates without an S on the end are on the same list?

I have a large list of words. Many of the words are only different because they have the letter s on the end. If a word on the list is the exact same as another word on the list, except one of the ...
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How to delete whitespace surrounding equal signs in a string?

I'm trying to determine a way to delete leading and trailing whitespace surrounding the equal sign from a string. The whitespace may (or may not) be present. There may be 0, 1 or more equal signs. I'...
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sed whole string replacement not working

I have two scripts ins.sh and variable.sh. variables.sh holds various key-value pairs. ins.sh #!/usr/bin/env bash set -e # Exit upon error # This script generates a 64-bit system source variables....
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How can I use sed to snip a line off of a string?

I'm writing a script to display the domain registrar info and I'm trying to snip off a few lines from what I already have I currently have it grabbing all the indented text from a whois. Now I'm ...
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Source of “gsed: can't read : No such file or directory”?

I have a Bash script that performs a simple substitution on OS X. Here's the reduced case: mkdir vs2005-dynamic cp cryptdll.vcproj cryptest.sln cryptest.vcproj cryptlib.vcproj dlltest.vcproj vs2005-...
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Join arbitrary lines to output as one line

I want to join the 3rd and 5th line of a file to the output of a script without trailing new lines. Is it possible to implement this construction by using the code: { echo 'Some text' echo 'Some ...
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How to append the first line at the end of each line of a file with Sed?

I'm trying to append the first line of a file at the end of each line with a single sed command: Example: line 1 line 2 line 3 line 4 should become: line 1 line 1 line 2 line 1 line 3 line 1 line ...
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Understanding sed expression

I am a beginner and would appreciate help on the interpretation of the sed+awk command below, sed -e '1,$s/ /:/g' -e '1,$s/;/:/g' |awk -F ":" '{print $1,$2,$3,$4,$12,$14,$18,$20,$22,$24,$26,$28,$30,$...
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sed and special characters [closed]

I'm trying to use sed to replace </link> or </title> by a space in a file, I'm using. sed -i 's,</link>,,' file.txt if I use the same command but without the / it works, but with ...
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How do you remove dot character from string without calling sed or awk again?

I have a file called hostlist.txt that contains text like this: host1.mydomain.com host2.mydomain.com anotherhost www.mydomain.com login.mydomain.com somehost host3.mydomain.com I have the ...
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Get a string and place it at the start of a line until the next string is found

I have a big non-standard xhtml file that I'm using sed (about 4 times) to iterate down to just the basics I need to throw the data into a MySQL database. My last bit I'm struggling with. The file is ...
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Organizing three dimensional data with awk/sed/perl

I have this file (a sparse matrix): PC.354 OTU1 6 PC.354 OTU2 1 PC.356 OTU0 4 PC.356 OTU2 7 PC.356 OTU3 3 I want an output like this (dense matrix -classic .biom table): OTU_ID PC.354 PC.355 PC....
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Awk/sed: add line numbers to text from within a range

So I have a range, say 2-4. And I have three lines: first second third I need my output to be: 2 first 3 second 4 third I'm trying this on BSD (Mac) awk/sed, which seems to be making it harder.
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Adding/removing some tabs and line breaks in an HTML code using sed

I want to refine an HTML code using sed, as an extra refinement procedure after refining it using HTML Tidy, as HTML Tidy doesn’t look flexible enough for some requirements. I used this command to ...
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Library database

I have a database of readers and I would like to lend them a book and write it into the database. Example: Reader 753 Leonardo DaVinci davinci@gmail.com 321654987 Lended Books: grep "...
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replace the content of one field based on the content in another field

I would like to divide the first column based on the delimiter, here -. Based on the last value, last column, here column 2, should be populated. If the value is 01 or 99 then replace with 2 or 1 ...
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Extracting a date from a log file and creating a file with unique dates

I would like to extract from a file the date with format DD.MM.YYYY, date is always in the first place, here an example of the entries 15.04.2016 13:13:30,228 INFO [wComService] [mukumukuko@system/...
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How to edit next line after pattern using sed?

Using sed, how do I search for a line ending with foo and then edit the next line if it starts with #bar? Or put another way, I want to remove a comment # from the next line if it starts with #bar ...
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How to extract logs between the current time and the last 15 minutes

I want to extract the logs between the current time stamp and 15 minutes before and sent an email to the people configured. I developed the below script but it's not working properly; can someone help ...
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Need help with sed/awk with deleting string

i have a txt file contenting the following information -Xmx4096m -Xms4096m -verbose:gc -XX:+UseParNewGC -XX:+CMSParallelRemarkEnabled -XX:+ScavengeBeforeFullGC -Dsun.net.inetaddr.ttl=3600 -XX:...
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Removing spaces from the fields in a semicolon-delimited file using shell script

I have a csv file like this: 03139; 5; IT1234978208; 20150930 ; CTZ 13/31.12.15; 03137; 6; IT1234978206; 20151015 ; CTZ 13/31.11.18; .... .... 03134; 8; IT1234974406; ...
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have a log file that I would like to break up into several files based on content

I have a log file that I would like to break up into several files Table of Contents *** Configuration Database *** Logs *** Configuration Logs *** Query Logs . . and so on The issue ...
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Have sed echo string after match

I need to have the string directly following/pbs.twimg.com\/profile_images\/echoed out. This is for a search tool I have created with a bit of help, and everyone recommends sed, but I never really use ...
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Replace a long string with the sed command: Argument list too long error

I'm trying to execute this command sed -i -e "s/BASE_64/$BASE_64/" FILE_NAME where $BASE_64 is a base 64 representation of a file content. sed gives me an error since the string is too long. ...
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Can anyone explain in detail the following two commands regular expressions

The following two commands used to count no of non-zero integers of second column in the text file. Can anyone please explain the regular expression in detail. grep -c '^[^,]*,[^0][^,]*,' < myfile....
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sed can't find file on a shell script [duplicate]

I've been running into a problem whenever I run the shell script containing a sed. If I try this argument by running the shell script with the following line, it gives me a bizarre error: arg=$1; ...
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Count non-zero numbers for each row of a second column in a text file

I have a text file in that each line words are separated by commas, like this: 7022122465,0,\N,,0,2015-09-29 10:48:33 7022597642,0,\N,,0,2015-09-29 10:48:33 7022848906,0,\N,,0,2015-09-29 10:48:33 ...
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Insert array of years into a list of URLS

I have a list of URLS like the example below. /test/test I also have an array of years [1999, 2000, 2001]. I am trying to find a way to automate the task of printing out a list of URLS with ...
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sed use from android shell

I am getting familiar with sed on the android terminal emulation: the version I am using the sed included in the toybox which is installed on my unrooted Sony device. sed --version (or toybox sed --...