Sed is a command-line stream editor for filtering and transforming text.

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SED Showing CRLF While Vim Not Showing

Why sed l\;q shows a CRLF while opening the file in Vim with :set list doesn't show any CRLF
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How to sed a range of lines?

I have this: sed -i '/^$/d' temp_spec.rb which is stripping blank lines and works well. How can I make it only do this for lines 5-999 (or ideally 5 to end-of-file). I tried: sed -n5,999 -i ...
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How to select 30 files and do a bunch of sed commands on them

I want new copies of the files, so I want to do something like: dir *.rb foreach file make a copy of the file, e.g. 'blob.rb' to 'blob_processed.rb' do the 50 sed commands to process the ...
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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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sed - how to replace a single quote?

This works fine: sed -i 's# @driver.find_element(:xpath, "//a\[contains(@href,##' temp_spec.rb against a source of @driver.find_element(:xpath, "//a[contains(@href,'change_district')]").click ...
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sed how to substitute when string has “http://” in it?

I have a file xx that has the following contents: @base_url = "http://dmstaffing-stage.herokuapp.com/" I want to use sed to eliminate this line (replace with nothing). I have used this sed ...
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How to only substitute lines that match several patterns in sed?

$ echo -e 'CH12\nCH23au' | sed '/^CH/s=^=<b>=' <b>CH12 <b>CH23au I know I can match lines starting with CH by ^CH but how can I match multiple patterns? Example: Input: CH12 ...
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sed couldn't flush stdout no space left on device?

What could be the reason for this error : sed couldn't flush stdout no space left on device This is come of the stuff that i am doing at last in my code sed -n '/.*needs to be executed ...
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How to share a GNU sed script between Linux and Mac OS X

I have a GNU sed script I use on Linux; it is installed at /bin/sed and it seems it contains GNUisms. I have collaborators using Mac OS X. They have installed (non-GNU) sed, located at /usr/bin/sed, ...
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sed + how to remove character/s that start or ended on each number

How do I remove the . character(s) that start in the beginning of each number or end on each number? Remark – perl one liner also good alternative for sed. Example input: .23.12.44.5. .233.3.3.3 ...
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checking data in columns when a data or some may be missing or present?

I am not sure if this possible. say i have columns like : Team Colour Game Rainfall PlayerName XYZ Blue Cricket Yes Kapil suppose i need to search ...
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remove only the first blank line sed

there are similar questions here but none matches my problem exactly. How do I remove only the first blank line from a file using sed? Let's say I have a b c And I want a b c As output.
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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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how to form a sed expression containing escaped characters

Given a sed expression (and GNU sed 4.2.2 on ArchLinux) /match/i\tline1\n\tline2 which should insert two tab-indented lines above the match, I find that the escaping of the first character (in the ...
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Split using sed

I have to split [X] ||| you owns the [X,1] ||| you own the [X,1] ||| 1 0.02020 0.07847 0.36788 3 -0.00000 -0.00000 at the pipes and output those line whose 2nd and 3rd argument are different.
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Use sed to find whole word and replace

I have the following block of text in a file: test3.legacy test4.legacy test3 test3.kami I only want to search for test3 as a whole and replace it with nothing. Unfortunately, all my attempts have ...
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sed, getting an error: sed -e expression #1, char 28: unterminated `s' command

When I do: sed 's/@driver.quit/#@driver.quit' set_QA_district_name_spec.rb I get the error shown in the title. How can I get around this error, what is wrong?
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sed pattern space and hold space

i was just going thorugh this and i was unable to understand. sed -n '1h; 1!H; ${ g; s/foo\nbar/bla\nblub/ p }' file. where cat file is : foo foo bar why there is 1!H because to me 1h ...
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Delete lines until a header with sed [closed]

I am incorporating SED into a Windows batch file. I've got it working for deleting the first seven lines of a text file: SED "1,7d" However, I'd like to make it a smarter statement. Essentially, ...
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How can I use SED or AWK to replace placeholders in a template file with variable content that contains special characters?

CentOS 6.3 I'm trying to get a small script to send an email containing a copy of email headers in the body (for the purpose of internal reporting). The template file contains the following: ...
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Remove string from a particular field using awk/sed

I have a file (>80,000 lines) that looks likes this: chr1 GTF2GFF chromosome 1 249213345 . . . ID=chr1;Name=chr1 chr1 GTF2GFF gene 11874 14408 . + . ...
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Does sed write to the file or give a sample output

when using sed with a file like this sed 's/a/o' fruits it gives the necessary output to the terminal but it does not change the contents in the file. How do I permanently change the file with the ...
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comparing lines with awk vs while read line

I have two files one with 17k lines and another one with 4k lines. I wanted to compare position 115 to position 125 with each line in the second file and if there is a match, write the entire line ...
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Coloring the output of conky-cli in dwm

I've recently installed conky-cli and got it running on the upper bar in dwm with this simple command: conky | while read -r; do xsetroot -name "$REPLY"; done & And I wanted to get colored ...
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How to remove multiple blank lines from a file?

I have some text-files I use to take notes in - just plain text, usually just using cat >> file. Occasionally I use a blank line or two (just return - the new-line character) to specify a new ...
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How to count the number of words and print the lines that match exactly a given pattern?

I want to count the number of words and print the matched pattern lines which matches exactly with following pattern: abc-ERROR: The input File contains: # abc-ERROR: xyxxkkfgfr # def-Error: ...
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How to remove character and space from a string

Hello I have one file with output Name : ABC Name : CDE Name : ZYS I want to get the result ABC CDE ZYS How can i get it through SED command. I have tried. sed s/'Name' but ...
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Trimming one part if equal to another part?

I use an e-mail quote attribution string like this: On dd mmm yyyy hh:mm +hhmm, from info@example.org (Example Dot Org): where info@example.org is the sender's e-mail address and Example Dot Org is ...
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Deleting all C comments with sed

I am trying to write a script that will delete all comments and everything in between inside C files in my current directory. I've been using sed, and this is what I have so far: sed -i '/ * [^()] ...
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Comment the if statement and the matching endif keyword

In vim, I can find the matching if statement and prepend the appropriate comment symbol. (e.g. %s/.alarm./#\0/g), but then I am left with dangling endifs that I have to find manually. I could simplify ...
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Reordering strings in linux

How can I change lines around using the command line? e.g. I have these lines: Acct-Status-Type = Start User-Name = "37XXXXXXX" Event-Timestamp = "Apr 12 2013 15:56:55 AMT" I need to ...
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Optimizing sed command or create new one

I'm a newbie in Linux scripting, especially for using sed and awk commands. For now I'm trying to filter a really big log file and wondering if there are any alternatives for my commands? or some ...
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Delete XML node containing certain element

I want to remove all Placemarks from a KML file that contain the element <tessellate>. The following block should be wholly removed: <Placemark> ...
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replacing text and deleting text using awk in file using

I have a script and I want to do some replace and delete operations on it. I used sed to extract values between words SendCommands and end like this sed -n '/SendCommands/,/end/p' ddtt As awk was ...
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How to delete lines where the given part of the line is more than 100 chars?

I know I can delete lines that are longer than 100 chars with this: sed '/^.\{100\}..*/d' But I have the following example line: <a ...
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can anyone help me with this sed and grep? [closed]

(a) SED Given a file, replace all the sequences of 4 or more digits with the word "cat". (b) GREP Given a file, display all the lines starting with the word "cat" and ending with the ...
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add “#” in begining to selected lines in File

Requirement : ADD someting (i.e #) in begining of every line in file A which is grep from file B File A abcd abdc sdfg asdfa jon ram File B jon abcd grep file B from file A and add "#" ...
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Replacing string based on line number

I have a situation where i want to replace a particular string in many files Replace a string AAA with another string BBB but there are lot of strings starting with AAA or ending in AAA ,and i want ...
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exchange two words using sed

I am trying to exchange two words in a line but it doesn't work. For example: "Today is my first day of university" should be "my is Today first day of university" This is what I tried: sed ...
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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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Colored output in less when tailing a logfile

I am in dire need of a way to color my less output while reading a file that is constantly being appended. The file in questions is a Resin servlet container log. My current "implementation" of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...