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Old 08-31-2004, 10:26 AM   #1
tonton
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insert a symbol with sed


hello,

I've a variable which return the 5th field in a ligne.

var=`echo $i | cut -d";" -f5`

it returns:
1234
4512
...

I want to insert a ":" in the middle of each number like :
12:34
45:12

i tried whith sed, but i 've an error.

Thnks for your help
 
Old 08-31-2004, 10:33 AM   #2
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Code:
toni@mario:~$ echo -e '1234\n4567' | sed 's/^\(..\)\(..\)$/\1:\2/'
12:34
45:67
toni@mario:~$
 
Old 08-31-2004, 11:04 AM   #3
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hello,

thanks for your help

i've a messag error ( sed : command garbled 's/^\(..\)\(..\)$/\1:\2/' )

what it means?

thanks
 
Old 08-31-2004, 11:09 AM   #4
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Did you try that exact command I used?

Are you having what versions of of bash and sed?
Code:
toni@mario:~$ echo $SHELL, $BASH_VERSION
/bin/bash, 3.00.0(1)-release
toni@mario:~$ LC_MESSAGES=C sed --version
GNU sed version 4.1.2
Copyright (C) 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
to the extent permitted by law.
toni@mario:~$
 
Old 08-31-2004, 12:04 PM   #5
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hello

it's a sun solaris 5.8

thanks
 
Old 08-31-2004, 12:33 PM   #6
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ToniT's script works with Solaris 8:

Code:
 $ uname -s -r
SunOS 5.8
 $ echo '1234\n4567' | sed 's/^\(..\)\(..\)$/\1:\2/'   
12:34
45:67
 $
 
  


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