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Old 12-10-2014, 06:21 PM   #1
tarangoyal
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Exclamation Need to replace \ with / in a large file


I am unable to replace \ with / in a large file. I tried below parameter in vim and vi:
:%s/\/\//g

Can we create a custom script to replace any text including special character using for or while loops (inputs should be taken from the user for text, replacement needed and the file to work on)?
 
Old 12-10-2014, 06:26 PM   #2
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Code:
[schneidz@hyper ~]$ cat tarangoyal.txt 
hello\world
l33t\h4x0rz
[schneidz@hyper ~]$ cat tarangoyal.txt | tr '\\' '/'
hello/world
l33t/h4x0rz
 
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:40 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by tarangoyal View Post
Can we create a custom script to replace any text including special character using for or while loops (inputs should be taken from the user for text, replacement needed and the file to work on)?
I would expect anything can be scripted.
Properly define your requirements, write the script(s), test, implement.
If you have problems, show us the script, the error, your attempts to resolve them, and maybe we can help.
 
Old 12-10-2014, 08:10 PM   #4
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Code:
sed -i 's@\@/@g' /path/to/file
The -i switch to sed replaces 'in place', if you want the results to go to a different file drop the -i and redirect ghe output with '>', the 'g' option" to the sed command means globally, ie replace-all.
 
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