Sed in FreeBSD

James Bailie jimmy at
Sat Jul 5 15:23:39 UTC 2008

Sebastian Tymków wrote:

> I've tried with sed -e '/PATTERN/ a\ line' file but this did'n work. There
> are many axamples in internet but none
> of them work on FreeBSD.

The inserted line needs to be on a separate physical line.

sed -e '/PATTERN/a\

For /bin/csh, you need two backslashes because the shell recognizes
backslashes inside single-quotes, which it shouldn't.

James Bailie <jimmy at>

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