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Old 03-13-2008
insert text in the middle of a file

I want to insert a text into the middle of a file
# 2  
Old 03-13-2008
Assume the middle of the file is line 3, this adds a line just after line 2, that becomes the new line 3, old line 3 becomes 4, and so on:
Code:
sed '/2/a\
text to insert'  oldfile > newfile

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Old 03-13-2008
Thanks

Thanks, but i dont want to use sed or awk
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Old 03-13-2008
Is this a homework question? If not, what is the real world problem?

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