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Old 01-19-2014
If else statement in sed

Hello Guys,
I am new here and this is my first post, hope someone can help me

I am writing a script that is supposed to go in 9 different directories and edit a given file in each of the directories. I am using sed to edit the file as
sed -i 'line# s/#to be changed/#to be replaced with/ filename

but to get to the file in each directory I am using an if statement as

for i in {dir1,dir2,...,dir9}
cd $i
if [ "$i" == "dir1" ] ; then
sed -i 'line# s/0/1/ filename
else if [ "$i" == "dir2" ] ; then
sed -i 'line# s/0/2/ filename
else if ...

upto dir9 
cd ..

but I always have the error which says unexpected error `done'

can anyone help mw where I am going wrong


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Last edited by zaxxon; 01-19-2014 at 03:51 AM.. Reason: code tags
# 2  
Old 01-19-2014
Use elif instead of else if.
# 3  
Old 01-19-2014
And with every sed statement the closing quote is missing. Perhaps you could use a variable so that you only need one sed statement and consider using a case statement.
# 4  
Old 01-19-2014
Thank you very much
# 5  
Old 01-21-2014
Scrutinizer You right or the closing quote, but missed it when I was writing the post. The statement works now fine with if elif statement.
What do yu mean by using only one sed statement?

# 6  
Old 01-21-2014
If the line numbers, filenames, and string to be replaced are all the same, the directories are literally named "dir<digit>", and the replacement string is the same <digit> as found in the directory name, try:
for i in {1..9}
do      sed -i "line# s/0/$i/" "dir$i/filename"

otherwise, try something like:
for i in dir1 dir2 ... dir9
do      cd "$i"
        case "$i" in
        (dir1)   sed -i "dir1line# s/dir1search/dir1repl/" filename1;;
        (dir2)   sed -i "dir2line# s/dir2search/dir2repl/" filename2;;
        (dir9)   sed -i "dir9line# s/dir9search/dir9repl/" filename9;;
        cd ..

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