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Old 08-29-2002
new line at last line

Hay hay all,

I wish to add a new blank line to the end of a file using sed. I've tried:

sed '/$/{G}' /tmp/$$.ace >>! /elsewhere/file.dat

but it fails. I do not think that I am matching the last line right? So how do I do it?
# 2  
Old 08-29-2002
see this thread
# 3  
Old 08-29-2002
dude, that failed to aid me in my answer. c'mon it's one line, someone must know.
# 4  
Old 08-29-2002
try this:

sed '$a\
' filename > new_filename

You have to type this on two lines - exactly as I have. Works in ksh. Just tried it for you.

The $ is for the last line - the 'a' is for append - then the \ and newline is to add a blank line.
# 5  
Old 08-29-2002
the catch is that i'm using c-shell (tcsh)
# 6  
Old 08-29-2002
Then use this

sed '$a\\
' filename > new_filename

Double \\ required. Again - I tried in this shell.
# 7  
Old 08-29-2002
Quote:
Originally posted by gsjf
dude, that failed to aid me in my answer. c'mon it's one line, someone must know.

Why do people find the need to do NO reading these days? I mean comeon is this what todays youth brings? a bunch of ppl who think they can just ask for an answer and they shall recieve?

Peters 1st reply to your post refering you to something that was ALREADY asked was dead on. if you bothered to read it you would see it.

you asked a question we provided you w/ an answer. You must translate it to how you want to use it. This is called learning.

and why would you use sed to add a blank line at the end of a file? just echo a blank line at the end. its much easier.

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