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Old 12-10-2010, 10:36 AM   #1
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replacing text with an http link with sed?


Been at this all morning and fail on every attempt.

I have a file called sitemapindex.xml

Its contents just are names of the other sitemaps. Google gets pissy because it isn't in a http:// format.

So, I need "<loc>sitemap-c1mediawiki-............</loc>" to be replaced with "<loc>http://domain.tld/sitemap-c1mediawiki-............</loc>".

Here's the expression I've been trying:

find /path/to/site/sitemap-index-c1mediawiki* -type f | xargs sed -i 's/[<loc>sitemap]/[<loc>http://domain.tld/]/'

It fails.

I've tried with and without brackets.

Thoughts?
 
Old 12-10-2010, 11:44 AM   #2
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Try this:
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sed -r 's|(<loc>)(sitemap)|\1http://domain.tld/\2|'
If you are satisfied with the result you can add the -i option.
BTW, you do not need to pipe to xargs. You can use find's -exec option instead:
Code:
find /path/to/dir/ -type f -exec sed -ri '...' '{}' +
 
Old 12-10-2010, 11:45 AM   #3
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Code:
echo "<loc>sitemap-c1mediawiki-" | sed 's/<loc>/<loc>http:\/\/domain.tld\//'
<loc>http://domain.tld/sitemap-c1mediawiki-
 
Old 12-10-2010, 11:51 AM   #4
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sed: -e expression #1, char 48: invalid reference \2 on `s' command's RHS
It looked perfect with the -r option output. Removed the -r and put in -i, and it won't work.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 12:03 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by crypted View Post
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sed: -e expression #1, char 48: invalid reference \2 on `s' command's RHS
It looked perfect with the -r option output. Removed the -r and put in -i, and it won't work.
The '-r' option tells sed to use extended regular expressions. Do not remove it. I said add the '-i' option; not replace '-r' for '-i'.
Code:
sed -ri ...
Also have a look at my suggestion for the alternative 'find'.

Hope this helps.
 
  


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