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Jun 18, 2011

In Vim, I can change the text up until the next instance of "X" using this command:
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Programming :: Sed To Change Character In Text File Only Once?

Sep 7, 2009

I have a script that looks like:


cat servers.txt


I want to be able to find the lines that matches my input and change the N to a Y, but only for the lines that matches the name and not any other N's My problem is the line does not always contain a P as it can be a D as well so my matching did not work. If my script issues the name $1=triva the lines will change to:



I have the following code so far but as you can see it does not change the D's


sed -i 's/trivia:P:Y/trivia:P:N/g' servers.txt

*** UPDATE ***

should I be using a method as follows? I am still stuck on the changing all instances though.


sed -i 's/$server1:P:Y/$server:P:N/g' server.txt
sed -i 's/$server1:D:Y/$server:D:N/g' server.txt

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1.What character instructd the shell to interpret a special character as an ordinary character?

2.What directory contains some of the utilities available on the system in the form of binary files?

3. What command is used to search the location of a utility?

4. What command is used to instruct the editor to write the file and quit the editor?

5. What key quits the more utility and displays the shell prompt?

6. What command starts a child shell as the super user, taking on root's identity and environment?

7. Which wildcard characters can be used for searching all the files in the system that start with "A"?

8. The user name or login name of the super user is????


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Jun 23, 2011

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if the input is D, it should give David, if its B, gives bob. so in this case, meaning it reads the first character of every line. but if possible I want to make this dynamic so the user can specify which character position he is looking for, so in case he is looking for R as character index 3 in all lines, it should give Charlie. but the problem is, it does now recognize , besides, I do not know how to specify the character position in each line.

here is my code


#include <iostream>
#include <fstream>
#include <cstring>


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Feb 18, 2010

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I need to write a shell script which can compare two files(text files) character wise. eg. underscore is space.

------FILE 1---------------


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ssh -> (doesn't send default username)

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Aug 12, 2010

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Like this:
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I guess that maybe the characterset of my CentOS differs from what oracle uses.

So i turned to /etc/sysconfig/i18n and found:

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The problem is not narrowed down to Thunar because even the terminal fails to recognize the special characters in XFCE4.

I guess that is simply solved by editing some configuration file, but I can't seem to find it.

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