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1. Shell Programming and Scripting
So far i've made a script that takes two argument, 1st is the contents and the 2nd is the named file. At the moment i've managed to insert new contents as a new line at the top, but i want to ask how can you insert contents in the middle of the file?
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2. Shell Programming and Scripting
Hi I am trying to write a bash script to add a line of text to the middle of a file.
The way I worked it out was to calculate the number of lines and divide by 2. The file I am using is called newfile and it just contains lines of data.
The new file I have created I have called midfile and... (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: BundBash
3. Shell Programming and Scripting
I have tried
sed '/6/a text_to_inserted' file > newfile
but this inserts test_to_insert at random places in file and i want it in specific location, which is line 6.
can anyone help.... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: phenom
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Hey guys, how do we take a line of text as an argument from a user and then insert it in the middle of a file irrespective of the number of lines in the file. I am trying to do this without SED or AWK. Inserting it in the beginning and at the end is easy, but i am trying to accomplish inserting... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: kartikkumar84@g
5. Shell Programming and Scripting
Can anyone help me pls? I want to add a text into the middle of file.
I've writtenthe following script
text to add="$1"
lines=$(wc -l $2)
half_lines=$(expr $lines / 2)
head -$half_lines $2 > temp
echo "text to add" >> temp
((half_lines=$half_lines + 1))
tail -$half_lines $2... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: relle
6. Shell Programming and Scripting
how to insert one file into another file not by concatenating as usual done.
Output shud be
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Discussion started by: cdfd123
7. Shell Programming and Scripting
I wrote a script like
echo $1 > temp
cat $2 >> temp
mv temp $2
now I have problem appending the above script(only using bash shell) so that it now inserts the first argument into the middle of the file.
I have tried using $(('wc -l < file' / 2 ))
but invain so could any one... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: boris
8. Shell Programming and Scripting
Create a file with x amount of lines in it, the content of your choice.
Write a script that takes two arguments. The first being a line of text, the second being your newly created file. The script should take the first argument and insert it into the very top (the... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: ali hussain
9. Shell Programming and Scripting
how do u insert text into a specific place in a file, say the middle for example, without changing the name for that file (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: mopimp
I have a problem that I want to insert and delete some chars in the middle of a file. fopen() and fdopen() just allow to append at the end.
Is there any simple method or existing library that allow these actions? Thanks in advance.:confused: (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: ivancheung