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Old 10-25-2004, 03:59 PM   #1
ky-lab_rat
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Sed q?


how can I change config.version = "6" to cfg.ver = "7" in a .cfg file?


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sed 's/config.version = "6"/cfg.ver  = "7"/g' /home/app/update.cfg
No luck! It's the string, that I think is killing me. It has quotes and spaces it. Any and all help is appreciated!
 
Old 10-25-2004, 07:57 PM   #2
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You'll need to use the regular expression term for a space, at the very least. This works for me... sed 's/config.version[[:space:]]=[[:space:]]"6"/cfg.ver = "7"/g' /home/app/update.cfg

A good guide to such things is the Sed FAQ, floating ubiquitousely around the net :)

Last edited by mjrich; 10-25-2004 at 08:03 PM.
 
Old 10-25-2004, 08:02 PM   #3
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ky's command works for me and mj's does not
i am using sed 4.0.9
 
Old 10-25-2004, 08:50 PM   #4
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I've been using GNU Sed v. 4.1.2 - taltman, does it work when you include the double square brackets...?
 
Old 10-26-2004, 12:45 AM   #5
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yes it does...i just copied it as was and didn't even think about the syntax

so both of them work for me now
 
Old 10-26-2004, 08:59 AM   #6
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ARG!! I found out what my problem was.. I had it executing in the wrong shell in my script.. D'oh! They need to add a smile for slap in head!

Thank everyone for the help!
 
  


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