SED sub commands in KSH not working for me

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Old 09-02-2011
SED sub commands in KSH not working for me

I am using SED to edit a file (called file)
the file contains the word "ERROR"
and I want to use SED to:

1. Search for text "ERROR"
If found,
2. Append new line with text "hoi"

I tried:
sed 's/ERROR/ a\hoi' file
sed 's/ERROR/ a\ hoi' file

I get all the time the error
sed: 0602-404 Function s/ERROR/ a\ hoi cannot be parsed.

what am I doing wrong??? Smilie

Last edited by Franklin52; 09-02-2011 at 10:16 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for code and data samples, thank you
# 2  
Old 09-02-2011
sed "s/ERROR/\nhoi/" file

will it work?
# 3  
Old 09-02-2011
not working
# 4  
Old 09-02-2011
Same error? Because what You did try before could not work - You didn't close "s" command.
sed in ksh works pretty normal...
$ ksh
$ echo "1 2 3" | sed "s/2/\nhoi/"
hoi 3

# 5  
Old 09-02-2011
not working: output
$ echo "1 2 3" | sed "s/2/\nhoi/"
1 nhoi 3

Last edited by Franklin52; 09-02-2011 at 10:16 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for code and data samples, thank you
# 6  
Old 09-02-2011
Alex, are you in solaris ?
# 7  
Old 09-05-2011
nope AIX
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