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# 1  
Old 08-02-2009
Extracting numeric from string

I have a file whose contents are:
$ cat file1
cfd_V03R37
cfd_V03R38


tried
sed 's/[^0-9]//g' file1 > file2

$cat file1
0337
0338


Is there any way by which i can work on same file and write o/p to the same file instead of using file2

Last edited by vjasai; 08-02-2009 at 12:06 PM..
# 2  
Old 08-02-2009
Yes,
use Perl:

Code:
perl -i~ -ple'tr/[0-9]//dc' file1

# 3  
Old 08-02-2009
GNU sed supports in place editing.
# 4  
Old 08-02-2009
Yes,
or with tee:

Code:
tr -dc '[0-9
]' < file1 | tee file1


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