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Old 10-04-2014
How to replace \ with / in a file?

After grep line with AAA/BBB/CCC from an XML file, the output file consists only the line as AAA\BBB\CCC..

How do i fix this. ???

can someboody please help with this??
# 2  
Old 10-04-2014
Could you post an anonymized part of that xml file that would show this behavior
and could you specify what you would like the output to be like
and also what grep command you used?
# 3  
Old 10-04-2014
you can process this output this way for instance
grep ..... | sed 's/\/\//g'

but for more complex cases on processing xml files, you should consider perl. It involves functions such as urldecode, which fits your case.


Last edited by; 10-04-2014 at 05:58 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 10-04-2014
Originally Posted by
you can process this output this way for instance
grep ..... | sed '/\/\//g'

Neither perl nor grep is necessary for this, sed can handle it on its own:

sed -n '/<regexp-from-grep>/ s/&#x5c;/\//gp'

I hope this helps.

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Old 10-04-2014
thanks you guys for your replies... i fixed it using sed....

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