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Old 07-05-2010
Help needed sed: illegal option -- i

hello. i have a script, but in solaris i get this message sed: illegal option -- i
whats wrong? With Ubuntu there is no problem. Thanks for help.
for file in $(find /directory..../Test/*.txt -type f)
head -n 1 $file | egrep '^#!'

if [ $? -eq 0 ] 
sed -i '2i\Headertext' $file
sed -i '1i\Headertext' $file


# 2  
Old 07-05-2010
Ubuntu has GNU sed which has the -i option. Sed on Solaris does not.

/usr/xpg4/bin/sed '2i\
Headertext' "$file" > "$" && mv "$" "$file"

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# 3  
Old 07-05-2010

See also use of utility and / or perl script sponge in , post # 4 ... cheers, drl
# 4  
Old 07-07-2010
Hello. Tank you. It works. But how can i make it possible, that the HEADERTEXT will be inserted in a directory and all subfolder . At the moment the script writes only in .txt files from directory Test.....

Many thanks

Last edited by fertchen; 07-07-2010 at 08:47 AM..
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