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# 8  
Old 06-06-2011
Try:
Code:
perl -0pe 'BEGIN{open I, "Replace.txt";$b=<I>};s/(<JOB[^>]*RRN[^>]*>\n)<ON.*?<\/JOB>/\1$b<\/JOB>/gs' test.xml > out.xml

# 9  
Old 06-06-2011
How about this?
Code:
perl -nle 'if (/=\"(.+?)__RRN_(.+?)\"/ .. /\<\/JOB>/) {if(/</){system("catreplace.txt");print "\<\/JOB>";last;}}print;' test.xml

# 10  
Old 06-07-2011
Sorry but none of the commands is working..it is not replacing the desired lines Smilie
# 11  
Old 06-09-2011
Can somebody please help with alternative solution?

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