sed is broken under freebsd?
cliftonr at lava.net
Wed Jan 12 07:18:32 UTC 2011
On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 02:32:52AM +0100, Oliver Pinter wrote:
> hi all!
> The freebsd versions of sed contained a bug/regression, when \n char
> can i subsitue, gsed not affected with this bug:
> FreeBSD xxx 8.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE #0: Mon Jul 19 02:55:53
> UTC 2010 root at almeida.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
> aa at xxx ~> echo axa | sed s/x/\n/g
> aa at xxx ~> echo axa | sed s/x/'\n'/g
Different than GNU is not a bug.
I have 7.3 here. It behaves as the above, which is how the man page says it
should work. The following is how the man page specifies you can substitute
a newline, by prefacing a quoted actual newline with a backslash:
$ echo axa | sed 's/x/\
That's how I remember classic sed behaving (Unix v7 or thereabouts.)
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