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# 1  
Old 04-25-2002
Search for strings

I am trying to replace the word ACTIVE with 2002 in a file and I am getting the following error. Does anyone know what this means?

$ sed "s/ACTIVE/2002" mydata.txt > yourdata.txt
sed: 0602-404 Function s/ACTIVE/2002 cannot be parsed.
# 2  
Old 04-25-2002
try:

sed '/ACTIVE/s//2002/' mydata.txt > yourdata.txt
# 3  
Old 04-26-2002
Try

sed "s/ACTIVE/2002/g" your_file > new_file
# 4  
Old 04-26-2002
Thanks

They both work, but what is the difference between what I had:

sed "s/ACTIVE/2002" mydata.txt > yourdata.txt


and

sed "s/ACTIVE/2002/g" your_file > new_file

What does the g do?
# 5  
Old 04-26-2002
you are missing a slash (/) after 2002 in your original command.

sed "s/ACTIVE/2002/" myfile.txt > yourfile.txt

this replaces the first occurrence of text ACTIVE with 2002 in each line.

g means it will replace all occurrences of the text ACTIVE with 2002.
# 6  
Old 04-26-2002
thanks.

that helps.
 

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