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I'm using sed to find and replace patterns within SAS files I have rather than changing them individually. The problem is I am trying to replace macro variables and when I use the ampersand it is not … processing correctly. Here's my code: sed -ie 's/user=&uid./user=&sysuserid./g' *_table_*.sas whenever I run this command it seems to append and do all kinds of funky stuff with the original text. Question: How do I replace text that contains ampersands with sed command? …
asked Jul 18 '16 by lucasdavis500