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Old 08-21-2013
Add the characters in file

Dear friends,

in file i want to add some characters at line no 60 i.e.

the original line line is

if [ $LOGNAME != sam –a $LOGNAME != su1 –a $LOGNAME
!= su2 –a $LOGNAME != su3 ]

i want to add "-a $LOGNAME != su4" to the line
hence the 60th line will be

f [ $LOGNAME != sam –a $LOGNAME != su1 –a $LOGNAME
!= su2 –a $LOGNAME != su3 –a $LOGNAME != su4 ]

Plz help me ...

thanks in advance
# 2  
Old 08-21-2013
What is stopping you?
# 3  
Old 08-21-2013
in sed command i am not able to add the whole line
i.e. "–a $LOGNAME != su4"
before "]" and i actually don't know the exact command, also substitution is not exactly at the first or at the last of line, i want to add the substitution at 60th line before
plz help me out.
# 4  
Old 08-21-2013
Like this:
cat file
if [ $LOGNAME != sam .a $LOGNAME != su1 .a $LOGNAME
!= su2 .a $LOGNAME != su3 ]

awk '{sub("su3","su3 -a $LOGNAME != su4")}1' file
if [ $LOGNAME != sam .a $LOGNAME != su1 .a $LOGNAME
!= su2 .a $LOGNAME != su3 -a $LOGNAME != su4 ]

Fixing in the file
awk '{sub("su3","su3 -a $LOGNAME != su4")}1' file > tmp ; mv tmp file

# 5  
Old 08-21-2013
sed 's/!= su3/& –a $LOGNAME != su4 ]/' infile

Use -i for inline changes.

# 6  
Old 08-21-2013
Dear ahamed and jotne,

thanks for the reply,
we have kept "su3" as reference but these are user-names they can as many as a specific user wants,

we want to add the substitution before "]" this is what i exactly want.
# 7  
Old 08-21-2013
sed 's/\(if.*LOGNAME.*\)]/\1 –a $LOGNAME != su4 ]/'

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