Sed stands for Stream EDitor - one of the basic tools in the POSIX environment. It processes one or more files according to an editing script and writes the results to standard output. Created in Bell Labs, it has been around since mid-70s.

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Using sed to remove both an opening and closing square bracket around a string

I'm running this command in a bash shell on Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. I'm attempting to remove both the [ and ] characters in one fell swoop, i.e. without having to pipe to sed a second time. I know square ...
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How to using sed to change the last character from a match line

How to using sed to change the last character from a match line ? Exemple: /etc/network/interfaces auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 150.0.3.50 netmask 255.255.255.0 ...
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How to parse and convert ini file into bash array variables?

I'm trying to convert an ini file into bash array variables. The sample ini is as below: [foobar] session=foo path=/some/path [barfoo] session=bar path=/some/path so these become: ...
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sed replace unix path with variable that contain another unix path [closed]

I need to replace Unix path via sed with variable that contain another unix path in a bash script Example: another_unix_path=/another/unix/path sed -i 's/ \/some\/path\/file.txt/ ...
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how to get the desired value in bash shell from the lshw output?

I want to extract the info from lshw output where it says: -cpu product: ...... I want only the product info of this -cpu. How can I do that with awk or sed?
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How to display certain lines from a text file in Linux?

I guess everyone knows the useful Linux cmd line utilities head and tail. Head allows you to print the first X lines of a file, tail does the same but prints the end of the file. What is a good ...
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ssh remote command execution quoting

I found this solution that works for me, but I don't understand how it does work given that the sed command encloses its own parameter in single quotes, and the whole ssh command is also passed in ...
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vi syntax to comment out non-commented lines (cron)

Anyone know if it's possible in vi to replace only uncommented/non-blank lines with comments? If I want to replace a commented line with something I know I can use :%s/^#/##foo##/g -- but I am ...
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Split large log file WITHOUT keeping the original (splitting in-place)

I have a 226GB log file, and I want to split it up into chunks for easier xzing. Problem is I only have 177GB of space left in my workable space. Is there a way to split a file in half or into N ...
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AIX sed parsing error 0602-404 but works with Linux sed?

I have this sed working in Linux and have a few AIX servers I need to use it on as well but keep getting this error and I can't find any information on it even though it's specific. Got the following ...
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Mysql sed error

I upgraded mysql from 5.5 to 5.6 in Debian 7 Wheezy box via apt-get command and all seems fine, but when I restart mysql, I get: [info] Stopping MySQL Community Server 5.6.23. ...... [info] MySQL ...
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How to substitute a string from an awk result?

I have a JSON file which contain multiple occurrence of replaceme. I only want to substitute an occurrence based on a specific string found a few line above. E.g., [...] "title" : { ...
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read specified range of lines from a file

I have i file that contains 100000 line how i can get the lines from line# 5555 to line# 7777 under linux. Thanks for all.
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How to rename multiple files by replacing word in file name?

Replace ACDC to AC-DC For example we have these files ACDC - Rock N' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution.xxx ACDC - Rocker.xxx ACDC - Shoot To Thrill.xxx I want them to become: AC-DC - ...
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How to insert text from a file into another in bash [closed]

The content in fileA is: Here’s the ip list. ip: 2.2.3.4 ip: 2.2.3.5 ip: 2.2.3.6 ip: 2.2.3.7 The content is fileB is ip: 1.2.3.4 ip: 1.2.3.5 ip: 1.2.3.6 ip: 1.2.3.7 How to use sed command or ...
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Regex for sed to grab multiple lines or a better way?

I'm creating a script that connects to a server and dumps the output to a tempfile. I want to use sed in the script to grab specific information from the temp file. The output would always have the 80 ...
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How can I use Puppet to Enforce Local Group Membership?

Cross posting this from Ask@PuppetLabs. (There simply isn't enough traffic there.) I've seen a number of examples for adding users to %wheel with Augeas. These are all variations of the same thing; ...
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Modify config file settings from bash [closed]

I need to modify a config file from a bash script, changing the values of particular settings. I need to make the change using common Linux tools (sed/awk/tr/etc.). The config file can have ...
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How to use a variable in a sedscript

I set a variable in a shell script I then call a sed script and in the sed script I use the variable That does not seem to work and I needed help on how to achieve that Following works at the ...
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bash/sed/awk/etc remove every other newline

a bash commands outputs this: Runtime Name: vmhba2:C0:T3:L14 Group State: active Runtime Name: vmhba3:C0:T0:L14 Group State: active unoptimized Runtime Name: vmhba2:C0:T1:L14 Group State: active ...
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Replace date in epoch (seconds) format to normal in a log file

I am on a ubuntu machine trying to read from log files and found the logs contain date and time in epoch format(seconds). How can I convert these dates in numbers into any readable format from command ...
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sed, replace in linux http://cdn1 with https://cdn1

I want to replace http://cdn1.domain.com with https://cdn1.domain.com in 200 .html files and I don't know how to do that with sed. Can somebody help me with this? sed -i ...
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Tinydns data file change ip with bash

I am using tinydns and need to dynamicly change some ip in data file. I want to use bash script for it. For example data file: +sub1.example.org:282.196.222.245:14400 ...
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sed comand - remove virus from wordpress [duplicate]

I have malicious code in every php file. This malicius code is auto paste at the beginning of file. I want to remove this with UNIX command from console. This is malicious code: <?php ...
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sed replace all tabs and spaces with a single space

I got a string like the following: test.de. 1547 IN SOA ns1.test.de. dnsmaster.test.de. 2012090701 900 1000 6000 600 now I want to replace all the tabs/spaces inbetween the ...
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Regex matching specific details if first match exists, multiline

I'm struggling to get the correct regex to match specifically 'Contact' and 'User-Agent' only if the 'Contact' address matches 10.0.x.x in ~70GB of SIP messages. The SIP message will always contain a ...
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sed fix for BusyBox - boot fail unable to mount LVM

BusyBox why u no vi?! Summary: Ubuntu 14.04 Server after upgrade first boot, only boots to BusyBox v1.21.1 initramfs with "gave up waiting for root device" due to missing /dev/mapper/xxx-root as ...
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SED returning error 2 when launched by Wpkg

Case I am deploying a software product using Wpkg over Windows workstations. I need to disable product's faulty automatic update and the best solution in this case is to modify one configuration file ...
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How can I easily convert HTML special entities from a standard input stream in Linux?

CentOS Is there an easy way to convert HTML special entities from a data stream? I'm passing data to a bash script and sometimes that data includes special entities. For example: "test" ...
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How to split the output into different files?

I have a input file like foo xxx yyy zzz foo xxx yyy zzz foo xxx yyy zzz foo xxx yyy zzz bar xxx yyy zzz bar xxx yyy zzz foo xxx yyy zzz .. How to split the input file by line, into foo.txt ...
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Why a sed command stop my log file to be written to?

I launch on a Gnu/Linux server an application myApp: ./myApp &>myApp.log & Of course, the log file will soon become huge. I would like to use sed to reduce it (I'm aware of logrotate ...
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sed works properly in SSH, not in PHP

So, I have the following line that I run in PHP with exec($addPHPtags); $addPHPtags = "/bin/sed -i '/<BODY BGCOLOR=\"#FFFFFF\">/ a\ <?php \n ?> '" . $instance['file'] . " 2>&1"; ...
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Replacing LineFeed \x0a with SED

I have to delete lots of Linefeeds (Hex \x0a) in a logfile. I just have sed to solve the problem. It is a bit complicated I know.. Do you have idea how to solve the problem? Here is an example ...
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Why does this bash command sometimes return a blank string?

I have the following line to generate a random number: head -c 3 /dev/urandom | hexdump | sed -e 's/[0 a-z]//g' | head -c 1 This works fine but sometimes (very few) it returns a new line. Does ...
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Invalidating email addresses from sql dump before import

Synopsis I would like to import production data into the development environment so testing can be done in an almost accurate way. Of course I need to invalidate e-mail addresses as I don't want ...
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Sed to replace/merge line in etc/group

I have a list of users from 1 command - getent group ldap-group|cut -c 32-700 This gives me a list of users in the form user1,user2,user3... I would like to insert this into /etc/group under ...
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How do I prevent bash $ substitution?

I'm trying to preserve $if below and would like the following to output $if bash is getting in the way by doing $ substitution $ sed -e 's:\\$:\\$:g' <<ENDOFFILE > $if > ...
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iptables arp compare and execute

EXAMPLE: iptables :internet - [0:0] -A internet -m mac --mac-source 48:5D:60:FC:29:B0 -j RETURN COMMIT [root@localhost:~ ] $ arp Address HWtype HWaddress Flags Mask ...
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Wrangling sed to find and reformat login date (or, how to kill idle mosh-server processes)

I have an old method of killing idle mosh-server processes, which doesn't work on my new VPS. Here's the old method, which I run in root's crontab to clean up mosh processes that have been idle for ...
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Long string insertion with sed

I am trying to use this expression to insert the contents of one text file into another after a give string. This is a simple bash script: TEXT=`cat file1.txt` sed -i "/teststring/a \ ...
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sed -i does not work when run with sudo

The file I want to modify belongs to root. I want to change this file with a sudo-er sudo sed -i 's/Accept .* LC_\*$/& GIT_*/' /etc/ssh/sshd_config (trying to append GIT_* to the Accept sshd ...
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How to remove malware code from javascript file using sed

I found the following two different pattern in some hacked javascript files. <!--2d3965--> some code <!--/2d3965--> /*2d3965*/ some code /*/2d3965*/ I am able to remove the first ...
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Deleting inserted content in multiple files on linux server

I often have problem with sites that get hacked. Usualy they end up with inserted script in different files. Is there a way, on linux, to search for this content and automaticaly delte it ? Usualy ...
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Linux shell command to filter a text file by line length

I have a 30gb disk image of a borked partition (think dd if=/dev/sda1 of=diskimage) that I need to recover some text files from. Data carving tools like foremost only work on files with well defined ...
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sed inline replacement and without having to create a file [closed]

I'm trying to do a replacement inline in a configuration file after defore deploying this file. I looked in the sed documentation but I can't get it working. Even with -e For now I mv into .back file ...
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sed regexp for replacing xxx in define('DB_PASSWORD', 'xxxx');?

I'm looking for a regexp to quickly replace the password inside the following wp-config file, like so: define('DB_PASSWORD', 'xxxx'); Now the config file has many defines, so it essential to only ...
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how to find out mac addresses of all machines on network

Is there some easy way to find out mac address of all machines on my network rather than doing an SSH into each and ifconfig | grep HWaddr if there are 300 machines on network I really need some easy ...
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Procmail - Replace From with text from within email

I am trying to use Procmail to filter through mail that goes to my ticket channel in WHMCS. It works fine as far as piping goes. But emails from the Zopim live chat module on the site need filtering ...
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GREP find and use SED to replace string on all files

One of our old hosted Joomla sites suffered a JavaScript injection, and im going through cleaning it up. The following code was inserted into every .php or .js file: <? #0c0896# echo " <script ...
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How do I replace specific line positions in sed?

I need to be able to use sed (or anything else) to replace a specific line position, I'm Googleing and can't find anything (yet). * UPDATE * this is what I came up so far.. sed ...