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Old 11-03-2009
sed command issue

Hi everybody,

I have come across a typical problem:

I need to use sed command to replace an apostrophe but it is saying no match found in the error

sed -e 's/`/'/g' ...but it is not working. Can you please tell me how to use this apostrophe in this sed command please. Thanks.

# 2  
Old 11-03-2009
sed -e "s/\`/'/g"

should work..
# 3  
Old 11-03-2009
no scrutinizer it is not working
# 4  
Old 11-03-2009
# echo \`max\` | sed "s/\`/'/g"

# 5  
Old 11-03-2009
Originally Posted by RubinPat
no scrutinizer it is not working
Strange... and this:
sed 's/`/'"'/g"

---------- Post updated at 05:55 PM ---------- Previous update was at 05:50 PM ----------

Possibly your character is not a backtick but an opening single quote. If that is the case you'd have to replace my ` character with your own...
# 6  
Old 11-03-2009
do it with awk
$ echo \`max\`  | awk '{gsub("`","\047")}1'

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Old 11-03-2009
Sorry I found that the symbol I wanna replace is \xb4 character ..its a front tick and not a back tick.. ..not sure how to write it in script and I have to replace it with single tick apostrophe...I just cannot do this with the same error message match found...any clue guys...sorry for being restless..but he main problem is apostrophe replacement

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