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Old 08-10-2009
Sed scripting, match text within line and replace

New to sed...
Have a file foo.txt (below).
Need to replace text on 2 lines, but can only feed sed the first few characters of each line (all lines are unique).
So, in my example, I have put '$' in place of what I need to figure out how to feed the whole line.

What I have thus far:
sed -e 's/LA$/LA=2345/g' -e 's/LA1$/LA1=7789' foo.txt


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---------- Post updated at 06:24 PM ---------- Previous update was at 06:12 PM ----------

May have answered my own question...

sed -e 's/LA=[a-zA-Z0-9]/LA=2345/g' -e 's/LA1=[a-zA-Z0-9]
/LA1=7789' foo.txt

Best way?

May be characters after, so that is why I did the a-z and A-Z.

Last edited by boolean2222; 08-10-2009 at 07:25 PM.. Reason: forgot '=' sign
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Old 08-10-2009
# 3  
Old 08-11-2009
If I understood you, I think you are trying to do this:
sed -e 's/LA=[[:alnum:]]*/LA=2345/'  -e 's/LA1=[[:alnum:]]*/LA1=7789/'

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Old 08-11-2009
Perfect, thank you!
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Old 08-11-2009
Originally Posted by edidataguy
If I understood you, I think you are trying to do this:
sed -e 's/LA=[[:alnum:]]*/LA=2345/'  -e 's/LA1=[[:alnum:]]*/LA1=7789/'

Sorry, I forgot. One minor change:
sed -e 's/^LA=[[:alnum:]]*/LA=2345/'  -e 's/^LA1=[[:alnum:]]*/LA1=7789/'

# 6  
Old 08-12-2009
Any idea what I am doing wrong here?

Getting these errors:
unexpected EOF while looking for matching `"'
syntax error: unexpected end of file


for file in `echo /etc/files/files/*`	
sed -e 's/^LA=[[:alnum:]]*/$THUMB/' -e 's/^LA1=[[:alnum:]]*/$THUMB1/' $file

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Old 08-13-2009
for file in /etc/files/files/*

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