I have large text files with space delimited strings (2-5). The strings can contain "'" or "-". I'd like to replace say the second space with a pipe. What's the best way to go? Using sed I was thinking of this:
I want to use SED to do the following: In a text file replace any occurrences of the three character string ZZZ with a quotation mark "and. replace all occurrences of a comma with a semi-colon. It is the S/ / / command which is stumping me on the first issue...inparticular how to get the replace string to be quote.
What i want to do is pretty simple.I want to uncomment every line that begins with "deb" (except for deb cdrom) in /etc/apt/sources.list.I know how to do this through system > administration > software sources.I know I can gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.I'd rather not do it that way.I'd rather have a script do it. It's less work, less typing, less clicking, and would work the same on every ubuntu version.
I have script that I'm working on that updates a username in all the files that are called blah.inc for my framework. since i host a bunch of these web apps i need to do it to all of them. so I need to figure out how to update these files automagically with out me watching it to call vim every time. heres what I have so far
This finds the files but now i need to figure out how to do s/bob/fred/g on those files.
I am having difficulty getting sed to replace a string of text in an XML file, despite the fact that I have no trouble using grep to find that same string. Since the new string and old string to be replaced contain a lot of special characters, I thought it best to store them in variables as opposed to using a slew of backslashes:
I need to replace a string in a file(startup.sh) using a script(parser.sh). After running parser.sh startup.sh should be filled with nfs path like /home/vimal etc but im getting error since path contains /. how to remove this.
I wanted to find and replace a string from a perl file. I have written a script in bash which runs the following command.
perl -pi -e "s/$findstring/$replacestring/" testfile where as $findstring = print F_WC_TMP"$line "; and $replaceString = $line = join ' ', split ' ', $line; print F_WC_TMP"$line ";
But when I am running the above command, i think it is replacing the $findstring with the above mentioned string and hence it contains a $line, it is looking for the variable $line and not finding the exact string. I am confused about how to search for a string that contains $ in it and replace it with another $string.
I want to be able to check the contents of a text file for a specific string and remove it from the file from the command prompt. I would basically be searching through a number of files and if a specific string is found I would like it removed automatically. pretty much a find and replace, were the replace is nothing. any one got any ideas on how you would do this. I already have the search part sorted just need to be able to remove the string I don't want from the multiple files.
I want to replace a string of directory path in a string to empty:
But this doesnt seem to give me the desired thing:
This gives the desired outcome, but its specific, i need a variable in the sed not a string. And if I replace STRING="/mnt/sda1/record/$dd/" then I cant use it for something else, cause its has all the weird backslashes now.
I have an SQL dump, file.sql that has many references to a particular domain, d1.com. I would like to run a command that can replace every occurrence of d1.com with d2.com. I've tried looking into sed before but the man pages are quite daunting.
[Syenite] RegionUUID = 8fc56fdd-0afd-4074-9432-0ae8f42b799f Location = 9992,10007 InternalAddress = 0.0.0.0 InternalPort = 9000 AllowAlternatePorts = False ExternalHostName = 188.8.131.52 What I need to do is find out what the IP address is after "ExternalHostName ="
After that I will need to compare that IP to whatismyip and if it's different then replace it but that is easy to do with sed. I just can't figure this simple hurdle out.
I'm having problems with Tomboy. I have a few hundred note files and I need to go through all of them and replace all instances of "<link:broken>a</link:broken>" with "a". Is there a bash command I can use to do this?
This is what I have right now. Well, I thought I knew sed, and apparently I don't... I tried writing this for someone else, and this has given me trouble, so since the user pretty much figured it out on his own, here it goes. Say VARR=1, so VARX and VARY contain the above text, appended by 1. What I am trying to do is replace the text "defaults.ctl.card 0" by VARX and "defaults.pcm.card 0" by VARY. The contents of FILE1 is the file being used to search for both text fields, and FILE2 is the output file. I tried using single quotes, double quotes, and a mixture of both, and no go whatsoever. So my question... What is the proper way of searching for text within a file and replacing with a variable?