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# 1  
Old 10-11-2007
Java file manipulation

Hi,

I have a file with 3 lines like

aaaabb
abcdef
wertyu

now i want to insert a new character "Q" in the 3rd position of every line of the file....

I found a way to do it but i felt it is little complex. Do you guys have any ideas
# 2  
Old 10-11-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by siddu_chittari
Hi,

I have a file with 3 lines like

aaaabb
abcdef
wertyu

now i want to insert a new character "Q" in the 3rd position of every line of the file....

I found a way to do it but i felt it is little complex. Do you guys have any ideas
just curious - what you've come up with?
# 3  
Old 10-11-2007
hmmm

cut -c 1-2 filename.txt > newfile1.txt

cat newfile1.txt | while read line
do
sed '$line/${line}a/g'
done >> newfile.txt

paste newfile1.txt newfile.txt

I know this is crude way of doing it. so any views??
# 4  
Old 10-11-2007
Code:
echo 'abcdef' | sed 's/^../&Q/'

# 5  
Old 10-11-2007
that is working !! thanks

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