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Replace specified character between two strings?

i have something to accomplish. i need to replace all occurrence of & inside or between <ex> </ex> to #. actual example below: a & b & c <ex> a & b & c </ex&...
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Editing a child JSON element value with jq

I'm trying to use jq in order to change a child's value. For instance, I want to change the value of "test2" from ["yo", "bye"] to ["hi"]. { "title": "hello", "body": { "test1": 123, ...
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Remove injected code from all php files in directory on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a site where some code was injected into a very large number of php files and removing them manually is not feasible due to the number of files. I can search for a variable name from the ...
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Vim Search and Replace - Regex

I want to perform a search and replace. A newline before any non-digit should be replaced with tab. I tried %s/\n\D/\t/g but it replaced the first character of the word following the newline, which ...
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How can i replace multi line string using sed? [closed]

I have tried the following command:- [root@10 bin]# cat temp asdjahskjdhajksdhjkashjahfksjdhfkjsddhflkdsjhfklsdajhfklajshdkjalsdlkjasdhkljas hskdajkdhkjas cast $recv $UE_CAPABILITY_ENQUIRY ...
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Replacing variable containing \ with sed [duplicate]

i am trying to replace $old string with $new string in file where: old=ESX_10.1.1.1\@11.11.11.11 new=host_15_11_0_111.static I am using sed command: sed i "s/${old}/${new}/g" /filename but it ...
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Case-preserving search and replace in vim?

In vim, I know I can search with or without case sensitivity. But if I want to search for a string in either upper or lower case, and replace it with a replacement of the same case, is that possible ...
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Performing Prime Key function using 'Sed' in Bash

I am using bash and trying to employ sed command for matching a string and replace it with another between two files. Objective: To replace all strings[sp_*] by matching them from another file ...
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Delete rows from postgres database contain string/sentence [closed]

I would like to know how to delete entire rows in a postgres table that contain a particular string in the title column. So if the string is: it is a sunny day How can I issue a command in postgres ...
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Using regexp_replace to replace single quotes around string but not within words e.g. can't

I'm using the below code from a bash script to replace single quotes from my title column in a postgres database with spaces. psql -U postgres -d my_database -c "UPDATE my_table SET title = ...
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changing a specific 'column' inside a txt file

I have a file with thousands of entries like this: 6/05/2016,32,34,40,45,48,,01,10 10/05/2016,02,26,27,40,49,,05,10 13/05/2016,07,15,28,31,42,,10,11 17/05/2016,15,27,32,36,39,,03,10 I want to ...
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how to find and delete certain regex in geany text editor?

I have a sample text like this: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[a4paper,margin=2cm]{geometry} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{color} \setlength{\...
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Replacing mysql settings with sed

I am creating a backup web server but I want the backup server to only have one root user. So after moving all the databases I need to replace all the mysqli_connect(...) lines in db.txt. I have ...
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sed - Use file1 to find replacements contained in file2 for lines from file3 [duplicate]

I'm new here and haven't posted much, I'll try to make this as clear as I can. I want to perform a find and replace that involves three files: find.csv identifies lines containing strings. I want to ...
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How to replace all dots in vi

How to replace in vi? There are numerous explanations in Internet, but most of them doesn't contain information about which buttons to press. If I enter :s/[.]/[.] <ENTER> then only one ...
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CentOS replace config error

I'm currently working on updating our CentOS server, however whenever I'm trying to use yum I get this error. Config Error: Plugin "replace" requires API 2.6. Supported API is 2.5. I'm new to CentOS ...
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Sed replace not functioning as expected

I want to replace listen = 127.0.0.1:9000 by listen = '/var/run/php56-fpm.sock' sudo sed -i 's/listen = 127.0.0.1:9000/listen = \'/var/run/php56-fpm.sock\'/g' /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf Error: bash: -...
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Bash find and replace in a C++ file

I have a C++ script for which I would like to change variable values in some places and then compile, doing this many times for a set of numbers. The following shows my shell script: #!/bin/bash ...
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replace long text string (script with MANY special characters). sed, awk, grep

My site was hacked / infected. I replaced the url of the malicious link, but other elements in the malicious script are still making my site get blocked. Without inserting a hundred or so "escapes", ...
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Escape >');} < / in sed

In 30 files in 30 directories, I want to find: script>');} < /script> and replace it with: script>');} < /script--> What special characters do I need to escape in the find field? ...
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How to replace a piece of text only if it doesn't appear elsewhere in the file?

Suppose I have some text like this (output of objdump -d): 0: 0f a2 cpuid 2: a9 01 00 00 00 test eax,0x1 7: 74 01 je a <myFunc+...
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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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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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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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Find and replace in Linux [closed]

I want to replace 0/1 with hetero but whenever I am trying to use the known commands it is showing syntax error because the / is aleady part of the command .. Can anyone suggest a command to solve ...
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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 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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How do I remove all \r\n from a file, but preserve \n

I have a CSV with unix line endings, but some of the string values have windows line endings in them: date,notes\n 2014-01-01,"Blah Blah Blah"\n 2014-01-02,"Two things:\r\n - first thing\r\n - ...
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If filename has more than n characters, delete the last ones

I'm kinda new with the unix shell, and I don't seem to find the answer of my problem : I have a folder containing multiple files : a correct filename contains exactly 13 characters (numbers + letters ...
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sed to change dns log string format

I want to use sed to change the following text: (3)www(5)first(3)nth(6)domain(3)com(0) to: www.first.nth.domain.com Can each group between the parenthesis separators be captured and then ...
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Recover files inside a folder which was replaced by an empty one. (openSUSE, Ext4)

Is there a way to restore a folder or better the containing files and folders of the folder which was replaced by a empty one with the same name? FileSystem: Ext4 OS: openSUSE 42.1 If it is ...
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How to replace word in specific column if it does not match an expression?

I have the following file: chr1 157784 157887 U6 0 - chr1 564813 564881 miRNA 0 + chr1 564879 564950 tRNA 0 - chr1 564952 565019 tRNA 0 + chr1 566062 566129 ...
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How can I replace a character in all the .php files inside a folder on OS X?

I need to replace the following characters: ă with a â with a î with i ș with s ț with t The replacement must be case sensitive. For example if a letter is upper-case then it must be replaced ...
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Replace characters in Makefile target

I'm trying to use $(patsubst %-%,%:%,$(MAKECMDGOALS)) to replace dashes with colons in the make target but it has no effect. How could I achieve this?
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Bad Substitution when Renaming Files using find

I am trying to recursively rename image files using the find command. Currently, the command is written as follows: $ find . -name '*.jpg' -exec rename "${echo $(uuidgen) | cut -c1-8}.jpg" '{}' \; ...
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Replacing one test string with another in particular column

I would like to replace "CC" with "C" and "AA" with A" in a particular column of Tab delimited file (using awk probably).
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Find and replace using parts of the found string in the replace string

Let foo be any string. I have to search a file for all occurrences of \LeftLabel{foo} and replace each occurrence with \LeftLabel{\textsf{foo}} but only if foo does not start with a $ ...
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Surround a pattern, not changing it, while searching for it case-insensitively

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I haven't found anything so far. Here's the thing: I have a string and a pattern, and want to surround the pattern inside the string with brackets. While I ...
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Is it possible to make sed doing some logic in the replacement part (regex group)

I have few sed command: to extract relevant information My file sample.log (format is ncsa.log) looks like: 2012_04_01_filename.log:29874:192.168.1.12 - - [16/Aug/2012:12:54:21 +0000] "GET /cxf/...
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how replace exact word using sed which starts with special character "

I need to replace a word "/hotel to "/Tay I used various delimiters like ? $ but I couldn't get it
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Replace values in a table

I have a table (ascii format with space delimiter), as follow: 1 1 1900 111 1 2 1900 121 1 3 1900 145 1 4 1900 1.45e 07 1 5 1900 5.21e 25 1 6 1900 152 I would like, that if there is a fifth column (...
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Change name of directories and included file

In a directory I have several sub-directories named as follow (the [1-9] means going from 1 to 9): AA_BB_CC_river[1-9] Each sub-directories contains a file (ascii) having exactly the same name as ...
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Replacing matching text after two matching lines

I have a YAML file which includes a stanza looks this: admin::common::passwords: alice: password: '$6$oTQhLvN/4VFJPscD$8LYwUMSFi' bob: password: '$6$JKOtLF0wHeZfIskt$W/M5.ugDS' If the ...
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Automatic replacement of strings in gedit

I want to replace some strings defined by me in gedit, after a word has been completed and/or the document has been saved. For example \ðrac should be replaced with \frac How do I do this in gedit or ...
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Recursive find/replace, taking directory depth into consideration

I've had good luck doing basic find/replace: find . -name "*.php" -exec sed -i -e "s/<?php include 'http:\/\/www/<?php include '..\//g" \{\} \; I am wondering if there is a way to achieve a ...
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How to substitute a string in file with another file?

I have several files that all contain a string. This string needs to be replaced by the whole content of another file (that can possibly be multi-line). How can I do this? What I need is something ...
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Remove long string from files

Files on my server have been corrupted. I want to remove a 13000 character string from all PHP files containing it. The string looks like: ?php if(!isset($GLOBALS["\x61\156\x75\156\x61"])) { $ua=...
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Can you replace displayed text with something else in command window?

I am trying to manage user accounts. They are basically just numbers, but I would rather see user last names on the screen. Is it possible to automatically replace displayed text with something else? ...
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sed search and replace problem

I am trying to replace a string from a file which contains '&' in its value. vari = '111|abc & efg|123' varj = '222|abc & efg|123' echo $vari | sed -e "s/$vari/$varj/g" output is 222|...
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How can I replace a filename with .ear in a file-list using sed?

I have a file whose contents look like: /appl/as/var/spool/ears/mps/ear1.ear ... I want to replace the name of only ear1.ear with ear2.ear and I am using the below sed command, but with no luck: ...