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Old 08-10-2013
Reference How to insert a '#' in the first position of all the files?

Hi All,

how to insert a '#' in the first position of all the files based on a certain condition.

I tried this:

cat /bin/user/input_file.txt | while read a 
b=`sed 's/.*song=good.*/\#&/g' $a `
echo $b > /bin/user/new/output_file.txt

input_file.txt has list of names of 10 files.. the sed condition will check all the files and search for the condition (song=good) and then inserts a # and then redirects the output to a new directory and a new file output_file.txt..

when i ran this,i am not able to get the desired output.

required output:

file 1:
1.elvis presly 1,5,6,song=bad;

output which i am getting:

1.elvis presly 1,5,6,song=bad; #2.richie,2,6,8,song=good; 3.benaud,3,9,8,song=bad;

please help me on this

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