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Old 09-23-2009
Question Script is showing abnormal behavior...


facing unusual problem, below are 2 same scripts, one is working and other is not. please help

#! /bin/sh
phone=`grep "<phone>" data.xml | sed 's:<phone>::;s:</phone>::'`
echo "Phone Number is:"$phone
cat data.xml | sed -e s/$phone/$repnum/ > newdata.xml

Input File:

Output file:

#! /bin/sh
polnum=`grep "<PolNumber>" adi.xml | sed 's:<PolNumber>::;s:</PolNumber>::'`
echo "PolNumber is:"$polnum
cat adi.xml | sed -e s/$polnum/$newpol/ > tmpadi.xml

Input file:

>cat adi.xml

<Policy id="Policy_1">

OutPut: is Same. File is not being updated with the new value..

Any clues?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-23-2009
# cat data.xml
<?xml version="1.0"?>

# xml ed -P -u "//phone" -v "554156" data.xml > newdata.xml

# cat newdata.xml
<?xml version="1.0"?>

See: XmlStarlet Command Line XML Toolkit User's Guide
# 3  
Old 09-23-2009
Originally Posted by Prateek007
OutPut: is Same. File is not being updated with the new value...
Working fine here

$more tmpadi.xml
<Policy id="Policy_1">
# 4  
Old 09-23-2009
The scripts are equivalent and should give the same output. I ran the second one and the output is
cat tmpadi.xml
<Policy id="Policy_1">

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