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Old 06-28-2001
global replacement


I have a problem in replacing a value with another one in a file,the actual situation is i am writing an shell script,in that i want to cat a file and that replace the values in the file with a calculated values,which is in a variable...

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Old 06-30-2001

well this can also be done.

#initialize the variable for e.g the variable is var1
#your calculaions go here. for var=var+1
vi fname <<!
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Old 07-04-2001
You could try using 'sed'...
To replace 'bob' with whatever's in the variable $jim, do:

cat <filename> | sed "s/bob/$jim/g"

It's a lot nicer... Smilie

NB: If $jim contains '/' characters, do this instead:

cat &lt;filename&gt; | sed "s/bob/$(echo $jim | sed 's/\//\\\//g')/g"

... ok... maybe it's not that nice Smilie

Remember, double quotes are needed if a variable is to be expanded inside them.

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