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How do i create a sed script to prompt the user to replace a number in a file? [duplicate]

I'm new in Unix, and I'm learning about sed command. I need to write a very small script for searching a number in a file and replacing it. I tried doing grep, and than deleting the specific phone ...
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return first instance of characters from a list

Lets say I have the output of this command saved to a file. cat /dev/urandom | tr -dc '[:graph:]' | fold -w 1000 | perl -pe 's/(.)(?=.*?\1)//g' | head -n 50 I would like to compare only the first n ...
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How do I insert the first line of one file into the first line of another?

I've got a head command to get the first line of a file and a sed command to insert before the first line of a file. How do I combine these so I can insert the extracted first line of one file before ...
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Piping sed/grep output does not work

If I run the commands bellow, only out1 has output, the out2 and out3 are empty. # this is just to generate a self-signed certificate openssl genrsa -out /tmp/ssl.key 2048 openssl req -sha256 -new -...
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How can i extract data from this line?

xyz /mnp/opq/p/1926081/sp/192608100/serveFlavor/entryId/0_ffx7sljc/v/2/flavorId/0_,n6h1xlhl,ea3anltg,jfs8boo9,w2v1vsk2,ze8e1q2s,to8w2p18,/forceproxy/true/name/new in this line this part ,n6h1xlhl,...
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Need help in removing XML Tags with empty properties

Input File: <ServiceArea type="STATE" value="DC"> <DaylightSavingsUsed value="true"/> <FemtoSipProxyAddress value="10.13.123.100"/> <TermAuthAAAPSK value="secret1"/&...
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Replace only in particular range string

In the canonical How can I replace a string in a file(s)? in 3. Replace only if the string is found in a certain context, I'm trying to implement the replace of a pipe with white spaces in file with ...
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Print start and end between two patterns excluding end of range [duplicate]

I want to use sed -n "/START PATTERN/,/END PATTERN/p" file.txt pattern to search in a file. file.txt content is ~keyword~, ~output~. ~1.~ ~output~. ~2.~ ~output~. ~keyword~, ~output~. ~1.~ ~output~. ...
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Replace multiple lines with a string when the line numbers are stored in a file

I have a file with few million lines, all the same. just for an example: Known Known Known Known Known Known ... I have another file with few thousand line numbers, for an example: 3 5 6 ... I ...
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How can i remove duplicates from the output of tshark output [duplicate]

sudo tshark -i ppp0 'tcp port 80 \ and (((ip[2:2] - ((ip[0]&0xf)<<2)) - ((tcp[12]&0xf0)>>2)) != 0)' \ -R'http.request.method == "GET" && http.request.uri contains "/ABC/...
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I would like to erase the previous point of the multiple lines of text

I would like to erase the point of beginning point , as shown below. The name of the file aaa.txt. ./usr/share/vim/vim73/colors/blue.vim ./usr/share/vim/vim73/colors/default.vim ./usr/share/vim/...
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Help in making multiple lines as single lines

I have below 4 lines: EXTRACT ETEST Last Started 2016-03-20 20:56 Status RUNNING Checkpoint Lag 00:00:02 (updated 00:00:04 ago) EXTRACT PTEST Initialized 2016-03-31 06:25 Status ...
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`pwd`, but omit first n directories

pwd gives the full path of the current directory, for example: /first/second/third/anotherdir/thefinaldirectory How can I omit the first n, let's say three directories, so that only /anotherdir/...
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Remove front-slash using sed

I have a text file that contains following https://git.centos.org/git/rpms/abc.git https://git.centos.org/git/rpms/abc.git/ https://git.centos.org/git/rpms/abc When I run the following command, ...
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sed cannot insert if a file ends with empty line

I have a file uca.xml (Thunar configuration for custom actions): <?xml encoding="UTF-8" version="1.0"?> <actions> <action> <!--some code--> </action> </actions>...
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How to compare the strings using < (Greater than symbol)

Below is my input file: PA43410-2,1,3,/vobs/atlas-idc/src/utils/logger/IDCLogger/IDC.cpp,48,19:16:46.523.177, 2 PS Sensor Value = -5.501000 , Min = -5.583000 , Max = -5.319000 PA43410-2,1,3,/vobs/...
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how to use awk to do subtraction with numbers in a large file

I have a large file like this AT5G44030,TAACARA,1000,+,200,206 AT5G44030,TAACARA,1000,+,418,424 AT5G44030,TAACARA,1000,+,773,779 AT5G44030,NGATT,1000,+,114,118 AT5G44030,NGATT,1000,+,267,271 ............
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sed delete all besides first and last line of many files

I'd like to process many *.txt files in a directory - they have a common structure (; separated, common headers) but vary in the number of lines each is comprised of i.e. some are just a single line, ...
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SED Search and Replace on Linux [duplicate]

I want to change the value from 1521 to 1525 in FROM_HOST only in file gexhosts.cat: FROM_HOST db201521 TO_HOST db201521 Is there a way to do that or some work around? I would really prefer ...
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how to replace a string in vcf file which have a common charecter? [duplicate]

I want to replace any string which have the common charecter. like any string which have 1/1 in it will be completely replaced by "heteroV!" I have tried this command sed -iBAK2 's_\(1/1:[0-9]\+:[0-...
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Curl and Grep to Parsing Content

I need to parse the output of a curl command: curl --user test:test http://192.168.1.1/security/pkm.html | egrep '@company|config.pkm.password' This returns: <input type="text" id="config.pkm....
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Perform regex search on a previously regex-matched line (one-liner)

I need to print a string which is in a unique line in a long text file. Example relevant line in file long.txt: Software version 4.0.10, 2002-03-28 The wanted string is exactly 4.0.10. The steps ...
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bash script to replace server short names in a file with fqdn

I have a rather large config file that has server short names in it like this: [host 1] host = server1 [host 2] host = server2 [host 3] host = server3 I need to replace all the server short names ...
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Sed in httpd.conf only for only one <VirtualHost>

I have a httpd.conf file containing the following virtual hosts : <VirtualHost *:443> JkMount /soncn/* tomcat3 SSLProtocol -all +TLSv1 SSLCipherSuite RSA:!LOW:!EXP:!eNULL:!aNULL:!RC4 SSLEngine ...
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Deleting multiple lines of HTML comment using sed

This is what I came up with but it doesn't work with multiple lines: sed -i '/<!-- my comment -->.*<!-- \/my comment end -->/d' my_file
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How to print nth line after match / empty lines

I'm trying to write a short script that finds empty lines and then prints the nth line after the empty lines. For foo1 foo2 foo3 bar1 bar2 bar3 spam1 spam2 spam3 eggs1 eggs2 eggs3 printing ...
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replace inside a file with some specific structure

I have a file look like: login1.stampede(73)$ cat mc_input 800 ! n_pass 300 ! n_equil_pass 6 6 6 ! simulation cell dimension in x, y, and z 700 ! Tinit 100 ! Tmin 700 ! Tmax -10 ! Tinc Li -...
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How to catch everything after prefix phrase with SED?

How to catch everything after prefix phrase with sed? Like here I wished to catch active/idle: $ sudo hdparm -C /dev/sda /dev/sda: drive state is: active/idle $ sudo hdparm -C /dev/sda | sed "s/\...
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find and replace a string in a file without using temp file with SED

I have a text file called sample.text which looks like this Continent Lat/Lon: 46.07305 / -100.546 Country Lat/Lon: 38 / -98 City Lat/Lon:(37.3845) / (-122.0881) I want to process this text to get ...
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using Sed to find and replace a string inside a file [closed]

I have been trying to replace '{{date}}' with a current date stamp in OSX command line. I have been using the following: sed -i -e 's/{{date}}/`date`/g' mhp.xml Does anyone know why it ends up ...
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How to add time stamp(month_year) to the file after matching specific string?

I want to add time stamp inside the file only after matching specific string, time stamp format: 03_2016 file contains "$channel_name Policy" string, I want to replace this string with "$...
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How to replace a word in a file by a word get by read function? [duplicate]

Situation: echo "tell me a word" read the_word How to replace all WordToReplace in a file by the_word? sed does not seems to appreciate: sed -i 's/WordToReplace/$the_word/g' thefile.sh
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Remove lines that contain file path using sed

I have a list of lines in a file that look like this: 6642a51e0ed5e6f89e5e4090b9aa0fb3 /home/device/eth0/uid d66d1417251a9a151176c34acf046878 /home/device/eth0/uid64 ...
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Sed: Look for IP Address between range?

How does one look for a range in IP Addresses with sed? For example: sed '/85.159.56/s/$/ --- API SYSTEMS/' This would locate IP Addresses starting with: 85.159.56 and print next to it: --- API ...
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Removing new line characters around patterns

I have a fasta file of millions of paired sequences, that looks like this: >7001289F:56:HKH3FBCXX:2:1101:1692:2074 1:N:0:CGATGT ...
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How to get only certain fields from a given file?

I have list of employees in following format Name: Phone No: Email: Name: Address: Phone No: Email: Name: Country: Address: Phone No: Email: Name: Address: Name : Email: Address: All I want ...
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sed pattern and multiline substitution

I need to parse a text file and replace a certain portion of it. I believe sed is the way to do it but not sure how to handle multiple lines with it The pattern I am looking is set cells { \ cell1 ...
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Understanding operators using sed

Trying to understand and break down this command. echo -e '1234\n4567' | sed 's/^\(..\)\(..\)$/\1:\2/' Being a novice with shell and sed I'm at a loss where to start in breaking down various ...
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Find files containing a set of words

I'm using grep to find files within a directory, containing a set of words. But grep search lines containing these words, what I want is grep to show me the files or file containing all those words ...
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Extract random sample of N lines based on pattern

I have a file formatted like this: train/t/temple/east_asia/00000025.jpg 94 train/t/temple/east_asia/00000865.jpg 94 ... train/s/swamp/00000560.jpg 92 train/s/swamp/00000935.jpg 92 .... train/m/...
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How to append a string to the first column of a matrix file?

I have a matrix file as follows. The first column is a name list. I want to add _i1 to the end of each name. A1A A1B A1C A1D A1E TR6764_c0_g2 0.00 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.00 ...
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Replace strings in a file based on a list of strings and a list of corresponding replacements

I am trying to replace strings in a file A: Hello Peter, how is your dad? where is mom? where the strings to be replaced are in file B: Peter dad mom and their corresponding replacements are in ...
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Error in yaml - possibly due to wrong escape, but unable to identify the issue

The line below causes an error (...request body malformed."}). It is part of a user-data.yml for use with cloud-init as part of the digital ocean api to bootstrap a server upon creation. sed -ie '\$a\...
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Remove tab, new line, carriage return until encountered char

I have a CSV file that has record separator of ,\n. One of the columns, has the possibility of containing tabs and new lines, which I wish to remove. How do I remove these chars (\t\n\r) using sed and/...
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Awk /sed extract information when a pattern match from a paragraph

I want to search a pattern "FROM" in paragraph that begins with CREATE VIEW and ends with ";" and save the result in a csv file. for example if I have the following file : CREATE VIEW view1 AS ...
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Get contents of a file from first instance to last instance of some arbitrary string

How can I view in less from the first instance of some arbitrary string "foo" to the last instance? This arbitrary string will be on most every line of the log. I don't want to do grep "foo" bar.log |...
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Sed delete line if nth character is not specific character

I have a csv file, and I want to delete lines if their 12th character is not ;. So, for example, my file looks like this: 2266308;A;B;dfsgsfdg 2266309;A;BJHSADFK;gfsdg 2266310;A;B;dfg and I ...
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remove sequential lines that begins with the same pattern using awk or sed

I want to remove the sequential lines that begins with the same pattern "CREATE CURRENT" using sed or awk for example if have the folowwing file: CREATE CURRENT = 'aaaa' ; CREATE CURRENT = 'bbbb' ; ...
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insert complex line before or after complex line

i have file with complex text print("ERROR: passwords don't match") password = hash_func(password.encode("UTF-8")).hexdigest() i need to insert this text between them with open('/etc/openvpn/...
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Count occurance of number and delete line of matches value

Could I get some help please with my problem? I have a file that looks like this (comma separated): A,250,13,820,0,80,201 B,0,0,0,0,3,0 C,0,2,1,0,0,0 D,0,1,105,0,0,10 I would like to ...