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Old 10-17-2002, 06:12 PM   #1
realos
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replacing pattern with sed produces double


hi,

sed 's/family/FAMILY/gp' procmailcopy > procmailcopy_1

replaces the pattern
"family" with
"FAMILY
FAMILY"

whereas I just wanted to replace it with one FAMILY.

Any ideas???
 
Old 10-17-2002, 08:03 PM   #2
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Remove p it prints the replacement as well, hence you got it doubled
sed 's/pattern/PATTERN/g' file_to_read > file_to_write_to
P.S. The reason behind it if p is used on standard output it will print the replaced pattern to standard output, in your case you redirect standard output to a file, so here you got it printed to a file as well.

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