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Old 08-21-2017
Insert file after only first match

i'm using the following code to add the entire content of a file (/tmp/resources.txt) to the line directly below the line containing a pattern (wonderful) in the file mainfile.txt:

sed '/^wonderful/ r /tmp/resources.txt' mainfile.txt

the problem is, it adds the entire content of /tmp/resources.txt under every occurrence of wonderful in the mainfile.txt.

I only want to add the file content after the first occurence of wonderful is found.
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Old 08-21-2017
sed -e'/^wonderful/ { r /tmp/resources.txt' -e '; :L; n; bL;}'  mainfile.txt

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