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Old 11-08-2013
sed Ampersand

I want to add the character "<" to the end of each line of input using the & function in SED.

Something like:
sed 's/.*/&\</'

It's important to use the &, not another method, because I want to know what I'm doing wrong.
# 2  
Old 11-08-2013
Do not leave people guessing.

What error message are you getting, if any, while trying your solution?
Or are you not getting the desired output?
What sed version are you using?

Last edited by elixir_sinari; 11-08-2013 at 11:46 PM..
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Old 11-08-2013
Simply do
sed 's/.*/&</'

sed 's/$/</'

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Old 11-08-2013
Originally Posted by MadeInGermany
\< means "left word boundary" in some sed versions!
In the regex (pattern) part, not the replacement part. I think.
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Old 11-08-2013
The problem was only that my file had CRLF terminators. Using fromdos solved it.
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Old 11-08-2013
Originally Posted by elixir_sinari
In the regex (pattern) part, not the replacement part. I think.
Yes, I have already deleted that from my post.
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