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Old 01-12-2006, 01:49 PM   #1
manicman
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script problem


hi im trying to write a script that will change the my alias in a file but im not sure what command to use to do this
this is what im trying to do
Code:
<alias>manicman</alias>
i want to insert a new name where manicman is but the command needs to allow for that fact that manicman wont always be the name being changed. any ideas ?

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Old 01-12-2006, 02:22 PM   #2
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Hi,

Using sed:

sed 's/<alias>.*<\/alias>/<alias>druuna<\/alias>/' <infile>

This looks for <alias></alias> with anything in between, which is changed to druuna in the above example.

There are probably other ways to do this as well.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 01-12-2006, 06:49 PM   #3
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cheers for that it worked great thankyou
 
  


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