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Old 10-17-2001
Substitution in a variable

Hey All,

I'm trying to clean up a variable using sed but It dosn't seem to work. I'm trying to find all the spaces and replace them with "\ " (a slash and a space). For Example "Hello World" should become "Hello\ World". But it does nothing. If I put it directly into the command line it works fine. Here's my code...


var_name="Hello World"
echo "var_name is $var_name"
var_name=`echo $var_name |sed 's/ /\\ /g'`
echo "Cat_name has changed to $Cat_name"

# 2  
Old 10-18-2001
First thing I noticed, was that you would echo out $Cat_name. You didn't define Cat_name. The other thing I did was to add another \ to the sed statement, along with the -e option... Hope that helps...

Try this:

var_name="Hello World"
echo "var_name is $var_name"
var_name=`echo $var_name | sed -e 's/ /\\\ /g'`
echo "var_name has changed to $var_name"

# 3  
Old 10-18-2001
Re: Substitution in a variable


just change as below :
var_name=`echo $var_name|sed 's/ / \//g'`

or for backslash :
var_name=`echo $var_name|sed 's/ / \\\/g'`


Last edited by krishna; 10-18-2001 at 02:30 AM..
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Old 10-18-2001
Sweet it works! Thanks!
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