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# 1  
Old 09-04-2009
SED to replace file content

Hi,
I want to replace _F* by _F in a xml file. what is the sed command.
I have tried sed "s/_F$/_F/g" or sed "s/_F*/_F/g" , but it does not work. thx

file content
<TAG>KC_FOU</TAG>
<TAG>KC_FABC</TAG>
<TAG>KC_FABCDG</TAG>

desire output
<TAG>KC_F</TAG>
<TAG>KC_F</TAG>
<TAG>KC_F</TAG>
# 2  
Old 09-04-2009
Try...
Code:
sed 's/_F[^<]*/_F/g'

# 3  
Old 09-04-2009
Hi Ygor
It almost done. But my file actually is
<CODE="KC_FOU">
<TAG>KC_FOU</TAG>
<CODE="KC_FABC">
<TAG>KC_FABC</TAG>
<CODE="KC_FABCDG">
<TAG>KC_FABCDG</TAG>

you command cut the <CODE="KC_FABCDG"> become <CODE="KC_F
# 4  
Old 09-04-2009
Why didn't you post what your file actually is to start with?
Try...
Code:
sed 's/_F[^<"]*/_F/g'

# 5  
Old 09-04-2009
sorry , I am not a programmer. may be I don't know how to ask in correct way.
what if I want to keep <CODE......> line unchanged. only <TAG>.... is replaced.
the output become
<CODE="KC_FOU">
<TAG>KC_F</TAG>
<CODE="KC_FABC">
<TAG>KC_F</TAG>
<CODE="KC_FABCDG">
<TAG>KC_F</TAG>
Thx
# 6  
Old 09-04-2009
Code:
sed '/<TAG>/s/_F[^<]*/_F/'

# 7  
Old 09-04-2009
it works . thx Ygor and cherry

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