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# 1  
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.

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

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

Smilie
# 5  
Old 11-03-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by RubinPat
no scrutinizer it is not working
Strange... and this:
Code:
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
Code:
$ echo \`max\`  | awk '{gsub("`","\047")}1'
'max'

# 7  
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 ..no match found...any clue guys...sorry for being restless..but he main problem is apostrophe replacement

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