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Old 04-20-2002, 10:55 PM   #1
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Hi, I've changed the whole post because I fixed the problem, but Im still stumped on another part of sed.

How do you replace a character with a newline character?

I need to replace colons with newlines.


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Old 04-21-2002, 03:23 PM   #2
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Just a suggestion:

When you ask a question and solve the problem... you should leave your post intact, and hopefully post how you solved it. Lots of us out here are learning from each other's solutions.

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i second that
Old 04-21-2002, 04:11 PM   #4
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To answer your question...

The replace portion of sed doesn't handle special characters as you would expect. Instead, create a file, replace.sed, with the following:


Then, at the prompt:
sed -f replace.sed file.txt > newfile.txt

So, instead of \n, you're explicitly inserting the newline.


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