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Old 04-14-2014, 11:56 AM   #1
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rc.inet1.conf not modifyable


I need to modify /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf for wifi purposes.
It has a 600 permission and as root this command:
sed -i 's/IFNAME[4]/IFNAME[7]/' /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
which only changes the number will not modify the file.
It is an "in place" sed command which allows modification of an input file. Can someone explain why the file will not be modified? I tried modifying other lines and they won't change either.

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Old 04-14-2014, 12:00 PM   #2
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sed -i 's/IFNAME[4]/IFNAME[7]/' /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
which only changes the number will not modify the file.
It is an "in place" sed command which allows modification of an input file. Can someone explain why the file will not be modified?
because you have to escape the '[' and the ']' when matching them: try
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sed -i 's/IFNAME\[4\]/IFNAME[7]/' /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
 
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:19 PM   #3
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Thanx. Been having serious mental schisms over this and have tried innumerable iterations of the command, so much appreciated

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