Operating Systems Linux Debian Using sed with bash variables Post 302945872 by linuxjunkie on Thursday 4th of June 2015 05:15:33 AM
Question Using sed with bash variables

Hi Guys

I have another problem I'm trying to solve and hope that some one can help me here.

This is the scenario:

I have a file and I want to add a line on the 3rd line of the file using a bash script. but instead its adding the the bash variable $WEBSITE.

Below is the bash script I'm using.

echo "what is the website ?"
if grep -q $WEBSITE "/etc/squid3/acls/allowed-sites"
        echo "$WEBSITE already exists"
        echo "adding website $WEBSITE"
        sed -ie '3i\$WEBSITE\' /etc/squid3/acls/allowed-sites
        echo "restarting squid"

I have tried a few different ways of doing this with sed but nothing works.

Please help.

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