sed -i option giving error no such file or directory


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sed -i option giving error no such file or directory

I created a shell with sed -i option. It is giving error - No such file or directory

Ex -

Code:
 
sed -i 's/yes/no' yes.txt
sed -i 's/why/where' yes.txt
sed -i 's/when/how' yes.txt
 
Error - :No such file or directory


When I run single line in my script say sed -i 's/yes/no' yes.txt it works

PLEASE HELP ASAP

Last edited by Scott; 12-20-2012 at 11:52 AM.. Reason: Code tags
# 2  
First off, please use code tags when posting code. Secondly do not post asking for help "ASAP", or I will close your thread. And thirdly your sed has an error in it. The syntax for a subsitution is s/old/new/, and lastly does the file yes.txt exist?

You are using -i. Does that require that you provide a backup filename? The man page will tell you.
# 3  
Thanks for your reply. Even if I use correct format s/old/new/ I am getting this error

---------- Post updated at 10:57 AM ---------- Previous update was at 10:53 AM ----------

When I run only single line in my script its working

Code:
sed -i 's/old/new/' yes.txt

but with multiple commands it doesnt

Last edited by Scott; 12-20-2012 at 11:58 AM.. Reason: Code tags
# 4  
Can you post the contents of your script exactly as displayed using cat -v scriptname?

Please also say which OS (incl. version) and shell you are using.
# 5  
#!/bin/sh
sed -i 's/yes/no/' yes.txt
Code:
sed -i 's/why/where/' yes.txt
sed -i 's/when/how/' yes.txt

---------- Post updated at 11:03 AM ---------- Previous update was at 11:03 AM ----------

Code:
 
#!/bin/sh
sed -i 's/yes/no/' yes.txt
sed -i 's/why/where/' yes.txt
sed -i 's/when/how/' yes.txt

---------- Post updated at 11:06 AM ---------- Previous update was at 11:03 AM ----------

I am trying from cygwin, bash Shell sh, windows 7
# 6  
OK, I have no idea about that. Try using double quotes instead.

And check that the -i option is supported in that version of sed.
# 7  
yes -i option is present. It is working with single sed -i

-i[SUFFIX], --in-place[=SUFFIX]
edit files in place (makes backup if extension supplied)


---------- Post updated at 11:18 AM ---------- Previous update was at 11:13 AM ----------

Please some one try this code at their end to see if it works
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