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Old 03-02-2008
substituting a long line in a file

Hi Guys

How can i change the required information in a file at once

below is the line required to change

[ 'length($6) >= 12 || length($6) <= 10' |awk -F '|' '$6 ~ /^4[5]/ || $6 ~ /^2294[5]/ && $7 ~ /^2299[3]/ ]

change to

[ 'length($7) >= 12 || length($7) <= 10' |awk -F '|' '$6 ~ /^2299[3]/ && $7 ~ /^23[4]/ || $7 ~ /^22923[4]/ ]

Last edited by neyo; 03-08-2008 at 07:31 AM..
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Old 03-02-2008
Use the # character in your sed "program" instead of a ' to delimt the segments of your sed.
sed s#whatever ```#`# myfile > newfile

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Old 03-03-2008
Thanks Jim for your reply , i executed below as you directed but it produced same information in the real file

sed "s#length($6) >= 12 || length($6) <= 10' |awk -F '|' '$6 ~ /^4[5]/ || $6 ~ /^2294[5]/ && $7 ~ /^2299[3]#length($7) >= 12 || length($7) <= 10' |awk -F '|' '$6 ~ /^2299[3]/ && $7 ~ /^23[4]/ || $7 ~ /^22923[4]#" test > real
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Old 03-03-2008
looking at the bigger picture, i feel this is all very messy. You seem to want to change the contents of a script dynamically? Do you need to change it everytime?
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Old 03-03-2008
Hello ghostdog, No i dont need to change everytime , i only need to change once, however i have the scripts in multiple files

Last edited by neyo; 03-08-2008 at 07:32 AM..
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