Multiline pattern search using sed or awk

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Question Multiline pattern search using sed or awk

Hi friends,
Could you please help me to resolve the below issue.

Input file :-


i have a var1 and var2 as inputs. If var1 matches in username i need to replace the password value with var2. Could you please help me how can i doit. i tried with SED. But failed. because of somany limitations \n is not working properly for me

I have lot of files need to be processed like this . and each file is morethan 1 mb.

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Last edited by zaxxon; 06-14-2010 at 09:19 AM.. Reason: Added code tags!
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awk -vvar1="abc" -vvar2="zzz" '$0~"<username>"var1"</username>"{print;getline;$0="<password>"var2"</password>";print;next}1' infile

Last edited by bartus11; 06-14-2010 at 09:17 AM..
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Or with sed:


sed -n "/${var1}/{N;s/${var1}\(<\/username>\n<password>\).*/${var1}\1\\${var2}<\/password>/p}" file

HTH Chris
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awk -F'[<>]' '$3==var1{f=1}f&&$2=="password"{sub($3,var2);f=0}1' var1="xyz" var2="newPass" file

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