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Old 05-29-2003, 02:33 AM   #1
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Replacing String with File Content in Sed

Can Sed replace a string with text from a file?

Youssef Eldakar
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Old 05-29-2003, 01:22 PM   #2
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as a start, you can have sed replace a string with the contents of a variable, e.g.
tail some.file | sed "s/astring/$AVARIABLE/g"
the contents of the variable will be replace by the shell and then interpreted by sed. as a result, if the file contains anything that might be a control character (including other scripting commands) then it will choke. spaces are okay
Old 06-01-2003, 12:54 AM   #3
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In my particular situation, the string is an entire line, so, answering my own question, the following would work:


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