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Old 09-07-2004, 01:49 PM   #1
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replacing specific lines in a text document


Is there a way to write a script that would overwrite specific lines in a text file. For instance I would like to change the 1st and 4th line in a text file. How would I go about doing this while incorporating it into a script?

I hate to keep asking all these script writing questions. But it seems that there are so many tutorials out there that I don't know which one to follow.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 09-07-2004, 02:34 PM   #2
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man sed

sed -e 'n c <text>' <file>


Where n is the line-number, c the sed command,
<text> the text you want to be on the n'th line.



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