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Old 12-17-2008, 05:58 AM   #1
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sed : how to use delimiter


i have a file like:

it is for
the format is

now my problem is when i give this sed command :

sed 's/for/sfor/g'

it replaces "for" as well as "format" so how to delimit this so that the output should be:

it is sfor
the format is


it is sfor
the sformat is
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sed 's/\<for\>/sfor/g'
Old 12-17-2008, 06:41 AM   #3
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Really good SED tutorial here:

Keep in mind that SED is literal---in your example, "for" does not mean the word "for"--it means those three letters in sequence.


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