Is it possible to do it in one liner?
I have an output like this:
"First line" - Description " Second line" - Description "Third line" - Description " Fourth line" - Description
This input is generated automatically.
I want to replace the first occurrence of
" (quotation mark + space) with
" (quotation mark) for each line. If I apply the substitution globally, it will also change every occurrence of
line" - to
line"-, so I was wondering if it is possible to use a sed one liner to accomplish this.
I have tried using
^ like this
sed -r ':a;N;$!ba;s/(\^\" )/\"/g'
But it's not working, it doesn't replace anything. I tried
sed -r ':a;N;$!ba;s/(^|\" )/\"/g'
and it replaces all the occurrences. I've just started to use sed, so I don't really know if I'm doing something wrong.
What am I missing here?