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replace (sed?) a string in file with multiple lines (string) from variable

Can someone tell me how I can do this?

e.g:
Code:
a=$(echo -e wert trewt ertert ertert ertert erttert
erterte
rterter
tertertert
ert)

How do i replace the STRING with $a?

I try this:
Code:
sed -i 's/STRING/'"$a"'/g' filename.ext

but this don' t work


Thanks for your help!

Last edited by vbe; 09-15-2011 at 10:46 AM.. Reason: please use code tags for code and data
# 2  
Hi,

Use double quotes for the entire 'sed' command.
Code:
$ sed -i "s/STRING/$a/g" filename.ext

Regards,
Birei
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Originally Posted by birei
Hi,

Use double quotes for the entire 'sed' command.
Code:
$ sed -i "s/STRING/$a/g" filename.ext

Regards,
Birei
I try double quotes but don't work

In my case
a=$(ewrwertwer trt erter ter ter tyer terter terter ter (werrewr) rwerwer werwer
asdas asd asd asd
werwerrweéé wéé)

Last edited by jforce; 09-15-2011 at 06:25 PM..

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