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Old 09-29-2006, 03:45 AM   #1
aravindts
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Post Inserting spaces using SED/AWK ?


Hi All,

I have a requirement to insert two spaces in a file.
The file is of size 350 mb.

The file has 182 characters in each line and i need to insert spaces in positions 174 and 175.The rest of the file content should not be altered .

After inserting the spaces, there should be 184 characters in each line, including spaces.

I am new to unix programming.Please help.

Thanks in advance,
Aravind
 
Old 09-29-2006, 04:07 AM   #2
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hello aravindts. please try this command.

# cat FILE | sed -i s/"^.\{173\}"/"& "/ > OUTPUTFILE

or to modify directly

# sed -i s/"^.\{173\}"/"& "/ FILE
 
Old 09-29-2006, 05:22 AM   #3
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thnx Konsolebox,


i tried your way it says illegal option -i
any other way you know ??
 
Old 09-29-2006, 06:04 AM   #4
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perhaps you're using an old version of sed sorry about my first statement. it should be

# cat FILE | sed s/"^.\{173\}"/"& "/ > OUTPUTFILE
 
Old 09-29-2006, 06:28 AM   #5
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Konsolebox,(I would love to know your real name :-) )

This works.

Thank you very much.

Regards,
Aravind
 
  


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