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Old 07-27-2011
Curious

I dont get something about sed

If i have a text file inside contain
Code:
a:a:a:a:a

Code:
sed "s/"$title:$author:$price:$qtyAvailable:$qtySold"/"$Ntitle:$author:$price:$qtyAvailable:$qtySold"/"

This work!!

but

If i have a text file inside contain
Code:
Tom Tom:La La:Di Di :Do Do :De DE

It cannot work =(
error
Code:
sed: -e expression #1, char 7: unterminated `s' command


Last edited by pludi; 07-27-2011 at 10:16 AM..
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Old 07-27-2011
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Old 07-28-2011
The spaces within your variables are being interpreted as additional parameters. Use 1 set of quotes around the whole s/// expression:

Code:
sed "s/$title:$author:$price:$qtyAvailable:$qtySold/$Ntitle:$author:$price:$qtyAvailable:$qtySold/"


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