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How can I insert gaps at certain places in a text file using shell script? For example, I want to insert enter after word "complete" wherever it is found in a text file.

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One of the possibilities is using sed :

sed 's/complete/complete\n/g' filename

To replace the content of the file directly, use sed -i....
To backup the original file with a .bak extension, use sed -i.bak....
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