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Old 04-30-2010
Inserting a ' at the end of each line

Hi all,

I can use the following command to insert a ' at the beginning of each line

Code:
 sed "s/^/'/g" test.txt > test1.txt

However, I'm unable to use the following to insert a ' at the end of each line in this way

Code:
   sed "s/$/'/g" test.txt > test1.txt

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Last edited by vgersh99; 04-30-2010 at 02:47 PM.. Reason: code tags, please!
# 2  
Old 04-30-2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by karthiknaidu
Hi all,

I can use the following command to insert a ' at the beginning of each line

Code:
 sed "s/^/'/g" test.txt > test1.txt

However, I'm unable to use the following to insert a ' at the end of each line in this way

Code:
   sed "s/$/'/g" test.txt > test1.txt

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Code:
sed "s/$/'/g" test.txt > test1.txt

works just fine under Solaris.
# 3  
Old 04-30-2010
It's strange but the same thing works well in bash. Can anyone tell me why?
Thanks!
# 4  
Old 04-30-2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by karthiknaidu
It's strange but the same thing works well in bash. Can anyone tell me why?
Thanks!
should not be shell-dependent.
 

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