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Pattern replacement

Please can anyone explain to me in brief the syntax of this command. Explanation in terms of how actually this command is written significance of each and every character used. I know the output of ...
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Unix sed command to find multiple string patterns

Scenario here is I need to replace "$$file_name=" value.. I have some 150 file names in a file as mentioned below.. Eg: $$file_name=abc.bbb.ccc to_be ---> $$file_name=abc.bbb.cccV1 AS_IS : ...
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Using sed to replace only the first two regex catches with different strings

So I'm trying to change two instances of a regex pattern to two different strings with sed like: sed -E "s/\\t([A-Za-z]|[-])+$/\\t`get_addr.py -1`/" /path/to/file.ext sed -E ...
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How can I “merge” patterns in a single line?

I am doing grep and sed and I get 2 lines of a file that I am interested in. How can I get these lines in a single line ending with the new line character? Now I am getting: pattern1 pattern2 ...
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Removal of lines with more than 'N' fields?

I am working on mac with sed, perl, awk, bash.. I have a large-ish (10GB) text file which has 13 fields (columns) of TAB delimited data. Unfortunately some of these lines have extraneous TABs , so I ...
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sed - change lines that start with one given word and end with another?

For example, given: $ cat test001.txt this is a test bucket bucket line not this one. bucket lein endy bucket and others endy and a ttest How can I change the lines that start with "bucket" ...
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Multi-line grep beween two tags, only show the last match

I'm having a program that intermingles data segments into log output: log message log message ----BEGIN INLINE DATA---- data data data -----END INLINE DATA----- log messge I'm looking for something ...
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How to remove text matching specific patterns from a file

I want to compare two files to check for differences between them, fileA and fileB. fileA is like a template file and fileB is the file which I want to compare to it. Anytime I find a difference I ...
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Nexenta bash script uses /usr/sun/bin/sed instead of /usr/bin/sed

I'm using a script for Linux and for Solaris (Nexenta). This line works on Linux, but not on solaris (but when run from shell it works): cat "pg_hba.conf" | sed "0,/^local/{s/md5/trust/}" The ...
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Replace a backslash with sed

I've been trying to create a script that would replace every occurence of C:\ in two different types of file by /root. My arborescence looks like : - Batch - Place of the script - Conf - Appli1 ...
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How do I change the Old Directory path to New Directory path using SED command

I have the old path it contains the some files. /home/ubuntu/Desktop/test-dir Now I want to change the test-dir to new-test-dir directory. /home/ubuntu/Desktop/new-test-dir How do I change ...
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How can I replace ^I into tab spaces in vim editor for .java file?

When I open my .java file in vim, I could see a couple of lines prefixed with one / more ^I characters. It looks like tabs in Eclipse that has got converted into ^I. I would like to replace a single ...
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Parse multiple sections of data into seperate files

I have a concatenated log file with multiple logs inside that I'm trying to parse out into individual log files (I will later rename them to the date/time of each). Each log is separated by "--- LOG ...
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How to sed two same value without affecting the other

I have an xml file and I want to change one value on that file: param name=swam_license_ports_overdraft_thresh 99 param name="strike_license_ports_overdraft_thresh" 99 The outcome I want is to ...
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Delete a block of lines with a condition on the last line

I have a log-file where at the end of a series of lines you can see if this block is relevant. Now I'm looking for a command like sed to delete de blocks ending with "Content-Length: 0" and beginning ...
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Get text between a word and the last line?

According to the answers in Stack Overflow question How to use sed/grep to extract text between two words?, we can get text between two words: sed -n "/first/,/second/p" file But what if I want to ...
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More concise methods for wrapping a file than using sed

Introduction script: sed -i '1i <?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"utf-8\"?>' $1 sed -i '/<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"utf-8\"?>/a<hello>\n\t<world>' $1 sed -i ...
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sed whitespace matching confusion

echo ' 1 2 3 '|sed 's/[[:space:]]*/_/g' I want to see _1_2_____3__ as the output. Instead, I am seeing _1_2_3_ as the output. What am I doing wrong?? EDIT The other thing confusing me, which I ...
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Quote escaping struggle with grep and sed

I'm writing a bash script to extract data from html tags and I found this command in another thread : grep -o '<tr>.*</tr>' HTMLFILE | sed 's/\(<tr>\|<\/tr>\)//g' > NEWFILE, ...
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What command in bash to search for this string?

file.txt contains: aa=testing sss=whoiam bbb=findme What command do I use to search for testing and print it? Expected result: # you search testing
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Vim: join lines by replacing ^M

I have a file which has embedded ^M characters. I wish to join the lines at the ^M character. ie: change this: ^M être, ^M étant, ^M ...
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How to add a new line after the “test message1” using sed?

Actually I have a file called test1.txt. In that file I have the following five lines: 'test message1' 'test message2' 'test message3' 'test message4' 'test message5' Now I want to add a new ...
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re-arrange values in one column without affecting other columns using awk or sed

I have a csv file in following format: abc,124,123,2014-08-13,abc def,124,123,2014-08-13,abc ghi,124,123,2014-08-13,abc Now I need to modify only 5th column (2014-08-13) to produce output as given ...
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Move matched line above a different matched line using sed

I have something like dsadjakldjska safdsfdsfsf fdsfsf**STGN**fdsfsd fdsfkjldsf fdsff fdsfs**IRV**fdsfs and I want to get dsadjakldjska safdsfdsfsf fdsfkjldsf fdsff fdsfsf**STGN**fdsfsd ...
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Delete every number that comes before “=”

i have a very, very, very long list. Like over 830,000 characters. I will of course perform said command on a copy. There are multiple lines, like this hey1=lol hey2=lol hey3=lol I want that to ...
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Regex alternation/or operator (foo|bar) in GNU or BSD Sed

I cannot seem to make it work. GNU sed documentation says to escape the pipe, but that doesn't work, nor does using a straight pipe without the escape. Adding parens makes no difference. $ echo ...
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Can sed remove 'double' newline characters?

I have a document with a lot of empty lines. How can I remove them when there are 2 or more together. I tried sed "s/\n\n//" file but it didn't work. No error.
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Handling sed variables with paths in them?

I have an applescript for doing certain things, like search and replace. set lol to quoted form of POSIX path of (choose file with prompt "VälJ Fil") That chooses a file then im doing this set ...
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How to use a shell variable inside sed's s command? [duplicate]

we know that we can get the value of a variable using $ sign: x=3 echo $x 3 Is there other ways that we can use to get the value without using $ sign. I'm asking this because $ sign is a special ...
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How can I use variables when doing a sed?

I want to do: cat update_via_sed.sh | sed 's/old_name/new_name/' > new_update_via_sed.sh in my program. But I want to use variables, e.g. old_run='old_name_952' new_run='old_name_953' I have ...
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Delete until given character starting from given string

root@server:~/foo$ cat INPUT.txt limit. Current u'^'ZO limit. Current usage'^'FR limit. Current us'^'AS limit. Current usage 95 %.'^'FR limit. Cur'^'AEW root@server:~/foo$ sed ...
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Using sed command convert only first character in specific line with uppercase

How can I convert the first character of each word in the line after gr-description: to uppercase? For example : $ cat /tmp/test1 groMail: test@xyz.com gr-description: abc-location-999 ...
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Replace a word after a significant line and white spaces (inline) using sed?

I have the following text: A Hello world B Hello world C Hello world I know that I can replace Hello by Hi using sed: sed 's/Hello/Hi/g' -i test but this replace each Hello ...
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How to replace m part of Lines with n part of Lines?

I have a file "test" like this: RewiteEngine On RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !^192\.168\.1\.7$ [NC] RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !^192\.168\.1\.8$ [NC] RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} ...
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Rearrange the file content

I have a file with content as 123 OneTwoThree 234 TwoThreeFour 345 ThreeFourFive I want to convert this file into something like this OneTwoThree 123 TwoThreeFour 234 ThreeFourFive 345 Here ...
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Delete all words surrounded by parentheses with sed

How can I do this in sed, I have a long long list of things and some are surrounded by a parentheses. lol xml lol lol (347) idiot (67) How can delete (347) and (67) but for a huge list with numbers ...
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Print lines if pattern is not matched

Print lines of File 1 only if they don't contain patterns specified in File 2 Exemple: $ cat File_1 L1 pattern1 L2 pattern pattern2 L3 pattern3 pattern L4 pattern4 $ cat File_2 ...
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Extract download progress from curl output

I'm trying to extract the download progress of a file that's being retrieved by curl. I tried this, but this doesn't work: curl --progress-bar http://127.0.0.1/test.tar.bz2 -o test.tar.bz2 ...
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How to use shell to derive an IPv6 address from a MAC address?

We know that we can use the MAC address to create an interface identifier, e.g. for a link-local IPv6 address which should be unique in the Network. The image shows the way to do this: My ...
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regarding portable sed -e… d b or ! b?

In this edit Stéphane Chazelas POSIXifies (again) my sed formatting by inserting an -expression break and another -expression statement. Now, I might just ask him why in the comments, I suppose, but ...
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Find all occurances in a file with sed

Using OPEN STEP 4.2 OS... I am currently using the following sed Command: sed -n '1,/141.299.99.1/p' TESTFILE | tail -3 This command will find one instance in a file with the ip of 141.299.99.1 and ...
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Replace \n by a newline in sed portably

I'm so confused with GNU sed, POSIX sed, and BSD sed's myriad of options. How do I replace literal \n with the newline character using these three sed types?
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Printing specific section of a line when a trigger value is present

I'm parsing data in the following format: prop1=value1:prop2=value2:prop3=value3+prop1=value4:prop2=value5 parts of the string are delimited by + properties can appear in any order the desired ...
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Using sed to convert newlines into spaces

Say I have a shell variable $string that holds some text with several newlines, e.g.: string="this is a test" I would like to convert this string into a new string new_string where all line breaks ...
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grep upto matching brackets

I have a file like this:- pin(ABC) { a b c d e f { abc } } pin(XYZ) { g h i j k { j k { ...
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How to use the sed command to only show the first column and last column in a text file

I need some help to figure out how to use the sed command to only show the first column and last column in a text file. Here is what I have so far for column 1: cat logfile | sed 's/\|/ /'|awk ...
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Replace value within single quotes in a line that contains certain word using sed command

I have a line as below in a html file, shahar.push(['remoteUrl', 'staging.zazzercode.com']); Depending upon environment, I want to replace the remoteUrl value with sed command. eg, ...
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Why is sed giving me an error about an unterminated `s'?

I have a set of sed replacements in a bash script and am getting an error about an unterminated `s' command. Here's what the sed line looks like: sed -n -e "s/TMPFOO1/$FOO1/" -e "s/TMPFOO2/$FOO2/" ...
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Why does sed globally substitute only the first occurence in multiple substiutions?

I want to globally substitute all \n new line characters with their \n escape sequence and all ' single quote characters with two '' of them like so: function esc_foobar { # Escapes any "'" ...
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How to export data in the terminal to a file (e.g. csv file)

I am a complete beginner in using Linux and I would like to know how to export a bunch of data in the command line to a csv or spreadsheet file (or even text would work). Right now I am simply using ...