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Old 10-21-2009
sed - simple qx

Im usind se as follows,
sed 's/**** DRAFT ****/               /' a.lst > b.lst

'**** DRAFT ****'

in a.lst goes to
'           ****'

in b.lst

Does anyone know the right syntax?


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Hi All,

This web-site compressed out my blank spaces in the post - there should be 11 leading blanks before '****' in reference to b.lst

Last edited by pludi; 10-21-2009 at 12:04 PM.. Reason: code tags, please...
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Old 10-21-2009
sed 's/\*\*\*\* DRAFT \*\*\*\*/ /' a.lst >

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Old 10-21-2009
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# 4  
Old 10-21-2009
Yes - that worked well!
Thanks very much Jean-Pierre.
Best Regards
# 5  
Old 10-21-2009
Another option:
sed 's/\** DRAFT \**//' a.lst > b.lst

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