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How to replace a string with a variable in a file using sed?

I have a file having some text like:


PATH_ABC=/user/myLocation


I have to replace "/user/myLocation" with a session variable say, $REPLACE_PATH,
where $REPLACE_PATH=/user/myReplaceLocation

The following sed command is not working. It is writing PATH_ABC=$REPLACE_PATH in the file


sed 's#^PATH_ABC=.*#PATH_ABC=$REPLACE_PATH#' config.ini > newConfig.ini


I have replaced the delimiter slash (/) with hash (#) as the replace variable contains path delimiter as slash. Still it is not working,
Please help.
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Try using double quotes instead of single quotes. And, reading these forums might have helped from the beginning.
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Thanks RudiC for your quick help. The double quotes worked absolutely perfect !

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