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Old 10-09-2009
sed - replace $

my script:

amount1=`tail /tmp/file1.txt`
amount2=`tail /tmp/file2.txt`

sed -e 's/'${amount2}'/'${amount1}'/g' filename1 > filename2

what did i do wrong ? i just want to replace amount1 with amount2 value.
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Old 10-09-2009
1. Put code in CODE tag for better visibility.

2. What is content of /tmp/file1.txt & file2.txt, do you want to substitute all the ten lines or what you are trying for ?
Print and check whether that variables have that expected values which are in that file.
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Old 10-09-2009
never minde, it worked. i just happened to look at wrong output file.
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