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Old 05-01-2008
Append text at end of the first line in a file

Hi

I need to append some text @ end of the first line in a file.
like
myfile.txt
list = a,b,c
list.a=some..

I give the arg "d" . now it append at end of first line
list=a,b,c,d
list.a=some...

Please help me out this
# 2  
Old 05-01-2008
Code:
awk ' NR == 1 { print $0,"sometext" } else { print }' filename

# 3  
Old 05-01-2008
Hi madhan

Thanks , when i did this.It will print on the console.But what i need is it changed on the fie.
# 4  
Old 05-01-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by catgovind
Hi madhan

Thanks , when i did this.It will print on the console.But what i need is it changed on the fie.
This is the same question you've asked here:

https://www.unix.com/shell-programmin...sage_302190543

Regards
# 5  
Old 05-01-2008
As said by Frank Smilie

use a temporary file and rename it

or do an in-place edit using sed
# 6  
Old 05-01-2008
Hi Madhan

Thanks for the help
I found the soln

awk '{if(NR==1){print $0,"sometext"}else{print }}' output_filename > somu
# 7  
Old 05-01-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by catgovind
Hi Madhan

Thanks for the help
I found the soln

awk '{if(NR==1){print $0,"sometext"}else{print }}' output_filename > somu

My bad Smilie

It ran off like that.

Thanks for correcting it Smilie

after you redirect; rename it
Code:
mv somu output_filename


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