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# 1  
Old 02-07-2012
sed append without using new line

im trying to append to the end of the line using sed but I want to do it without creating a new line
the text to which I want to append is all in capital letters.

I want to do something like this:

Code:
LINE]Foo

but when I do this:

Code:
/[A-Z]/a\
] Foo

it prints foo on a new line:
Code:
LINE
]Foo

how can I get sed to append text without the new line?
# 2  
Old 02-07-2012
Try something like this:
I will add Eon at the end of the line
Code:
$ cat data
Knight Eon
Hello World
Hello Earth
How is everyone

$ sed -e '$s/\(.*\)/\1Eon/g' data
Knight Eon
Hello World
Hello Earth
How is everyone Eon

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# 3  
Old 02-07-2012
Code:
echo "LINE" | sed 's/$/]FOO/'

This appends the "]FOO" to end of the line.

Thanks,
Kalai

Last edited by Franklin52; 02-07-2012 at 03:56 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for code and data samples, thank you
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# 4  
Old 02-07-2012
thanks for the replays but what I really want to do is append to only the lines that are in all capital letters.

sort of like if i Have:
Code:
TITLE
this is a line
this is a line

then i what it to be
Code:
TITLE]Foo
this is a line
this is a line

Thank you
# 5  
Old 02-07-2012
try this

Code:
touch /tmp/test.$$
while read line
do
check=`echo $line | tr -dc [A-Z]`
if [ ! -z "$check" ];then
echo "$line" | sed 's/$/]Foo/' >> /tmp/test.$$
else
 echo "$line" >> /tmp/test.$$
fi
done < one
cat /tmp/test.$$

one:
TITLE
this is a line
this is a line

Output:

TITLE]Foo
this is a line
this is a line

Last edited by Franklin52; 02-07-2012 at 03:58 AM.. Reason: Code tags
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# 6  
Old 02-07-2012
It can be written in sed one liner. Here is how:

Code:
$ cat data
Knight Eon
Hello WORLD
Hello Earth
LINE
How is everyone
$ sed -e 's/\(\L.*\)/\1]Foo/g' data
Knight Eon
Hello WORLD]Foo
Hello Earth
LINE]Foo
How is everyone

Hope this will help you Smilie
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# 7  
Old 02-07-2012
Code:
sed 's/^[A-Z][A-Z]*$/&\]FOO/' infile

or with whitespace tolerance:
Code:
sed 's/^[ \t]*[A-Z][A-Z]*[ \t]*$/&\]FOO/' infile

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