Sed command help


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Sed command help

Hello,

Im a newbie, and I have a file that contains simple list of numbers...

ex:
Code:
5165551234
6315551234

Im trying to figure out a string sed type command, that will take the numbers, and change the format to this....

Code:
homeDnModify "516555" "1234" "" 2
homeDnModify "631555" "1234" "" 2

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Last edited by joeyg; 05-09-2012 at 03:10 PM.. Reason: Please wrap data and scripts in CodeTags
# 2  
is having sed a requirement ?
here is one way using shell built in:
Code:
while read line
do 
   printf "homeDnModify \"${line:0:5}\" \"${line:6:10}\" \"\" 2\n"
done < infile


Last edited by 47shailesh; 05-09-2012 at 03:14 PM.. Reason: added homeDnModify
# 3  
Here is a start

Code:
$ cat sample8.txt | awk '{print "homeDnModify \"" substr($1,1,6) "\" \"" substr($1,7,4) "\" \"\" 2"}'
homeDnModify "516555" "1234" "" 2
homeDnModify "631555" "1234" "" 2

# 4  
That works! Thank you so much. I look forward to learning from you all. Smilie
 

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