Sed in FreeBSD
glen.j.barber at gmail.com
Sun Jul 6 21:14:15 UTC 2008
On 7/5/08, James Bailie <jimmy at mammothcheese.ca> wrote:
> 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.
IIRC, you also need the '-i' flag, even if you do not specify a backup
sed -i '' -e 's/foo/bar/' myfile
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