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Search ad replace using begin and end of the file

Hello Friends ,

Please help to create script for compare and replace if not matches of set of lines .


Code:
* Primary*
Servername    Server1
Location  R201
Rack  4 
*End Primary*

*Secondary*
Server Name   Server1
IPAddress    10.24.30.10
Application  Apache
*End of Secondary*

Above is the file entry need to compare with below entry if above entry is not matches replace with below entry .

Code:
* Primary*
Servername    Server1
Location  Raleigh
Model    3650
Rack      3
*End Primary*

Thanks in advance Smilie
# 2  
I find your description confusing. It seems like you are saying you have two files (for example file1 and file2) and if the two files do not have the same contents, you want to replace the contents of the 1st file with the contents of the 2nd file. The simple way to do that is to forget about comparing them and just copy the contents of the 2nd file to the 1st file:
Code:
cp file2 file1

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Hello Don

My requirement is not to distrub secondary content of the file1 , I just want to replace only primary content.


Thank you
# 4  
This seems to work with your sample input:
Code:
ed -s file1 <<EOF
	/[*].*Primary.*[*]/,/[*].*End.*Primary.*[*]/d
	0r file2
	w
	q
EOF

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Thank you Don.. it worksSmilie
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