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Old 02-26-2008
sed or awk help or smth...

Hi all,

I will be glad if you can help me.

I have this kind of document:

$cat mistake_file
546488
123456
546887
132548
123456
546887
324645
123456
123456

and I want to replace just first occurence of word or number 123456 in this file with XXXXXX and also to save changes into this file.

it will be not always "123456" and the file is much more longer and this numbers are sometimes in the middle of line... so I want the script in generally not just for this example Smilie

I was trying it with sed but that command replace one occurence in line but on all lines in document or all occurences in documents...

$sed s/123456/XXXXXX/
or
$sed s/123456/XXXXXX/g
or
$sed s/123456/XXXXXX/1

doesn`t worked for me...

I`m not good in awk or nawk but I read somewhere that it should solve my problem... is here anybody who wants and can help? Smilie

Best regards,
oddo Smilie

EDIT: under Solaris (SunOS 5.9)

Last edited by oddo; 02-26-2008 at 10:38 AM..
# 2  
Old 02-26-2008
With awk:

Code:
awk '/123456/ && !flag++{print "XXXXXX";next}1' file

Regards
# 3  
Old 02-26-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Franklin52
With awk:

Code:
awk '/123456/ && !flag++{print "XXXXXX";next}1' file

Regards
Thanks, but RESULT: awk: syntax error near line 1

maybe I should mentioned that I`m working under Solaris (SunOS 5.9)... Smilie
# 4  
Old 02-26-2008
On Solaris use:
Code:
/usr/xpg4/bin/awk

Regards
# 5  
Old 02-27-2008
hm under solaris it is still not working... still the same mistake Smilie

I tryied it under debian linux and there it is running but, script will just put in stdout XXXXXX not in the file...

any ideas? Smilie

maybe if it is possible write the script under bash or ksh...
# 6  
Old 02-27-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by oddo
hm under solaris it is still not working... still the same mistake Smilie

I tryied it under debian linux and there it is running but, script will just put in stdout XXXXXX not in the file...

any ideas? Smilie

maybe if it is possible write the script under bash or ksh...
Redirect that to a file.

Code:
/usr/xpg4/bin/awk '/123456/ && !flag++{print "XXXXXX";next}1' file > output.txt

It certainly is possible to write a script.
Code:
#! /bin/ksh

replaced=0
while read line
do
  if [[ "$line" -eq "123456" -a $replaced -eq 0 ]] ; then
    echo "XXXXXX" >> output.txt
    replaced=1
    continue
  done

  echo "$line" >> output.txt
done < input.txt

# 7  
Old 02-27-2008
THAAAAAAAAAAAANKS A LOT Smilie

awk way solve my problem Smilie

thanks again a lot Smilie you saved lot of my neurons Smilie

best regards Smilie

Last edited by oddo; 02-27-2008 at 06:19 AM..

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