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changing c comments to c++ style with sed

Hi everyone,

I've got a problem with converting C comments ( /* */ ) into C++ style ( // ) in some source file with sed. So far I've dealt with comments on one line, but I don't know how to convert when it is over multiple lines ...

So I already have something like this:

comments.sed
Code:
s/\/\*/\/\//g
s/\*\//&\n/g
/\/\/.*[^*\/\n]$/a\something

I actually pick first /* and substitute it for // and then after */ put newlines. After then I would remove the */ ones, but before that I've thought about putting // before every line in /* */ multiple comment, but I don't know how (so the 3rd line in the code is only some idea). Do you have any idea? I would be really glad.

Thanks for every reply.
# 2  
Why are you doing this? C style comments are acceptable in C++ , and in my view may be a better way of commenting multiple lines anyway
# 3  
Well I need them each on one line because I will be processing them later ...
# 4  
Quote:
Originally Posted by kolage
Well I need them each on one line because I will be processing them later ...
Why not process the comments blockwise, instead of this intermediate step to process them linewise ?

tyler_durden
# 5  
I don't know how to do that... I just want to change comment like this:

Code:
/* Some comments1
   some comments2
   some comments3 */

to this:

Code:
// Some comments1
// some comments2
// some comments3



---------- Post updated 06-22-10 at 10:56 AM ---------- Previous update was 06-21-10 at 10:26 PM ----------

please anyone ??? Smilie
# 6  
Code:
cat file.c

code code
code code

/* Some comments1
   some comments2
   some comments3 */
code code
code code
/* Some comments1
   some comments2
   some comments3 */

Code:
sed -e '/\/\*/,/\*\//s/^/\/\//g' -e '/\/\*/,/\*\//s/\/\*\|\*\///g' file.c

code code
code code

// Some comments1
//   some comments2
//   some comments3 
code code
code code
// Some comments1
//   some comments2
//   some comments3


but take care, this may damage your code, if you use \* or */ for other purposes
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Thank You.

Maybe you can try something like this:
Code:
awk '
/\/\*/{sub("\/\*","  ");f=1}
/\*\/$/{sub("\*\/","");print "//" $0;f=0;next}
f{print "//" $0;next}
1' file

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