I want to replace the string America/Adak with America/Jamaica by:

       perl -i -pe "s/$A/$B/"  /etc/sysconfig/clock 

please advice what need to update in the perl syntax ? ( the problem is that I have "/" so need to ignore this uniq character , what need to add to my perl syntax?


 perl -i -pe "s/$A/$B/" $CLOCK

 Bareword found where operator expected at -e line 1, near "s/America/Adak/America"
 syntax error at -e line 1, near "s/America/Adak/America"
 Execution of -e aborted due to compilation errors.

 more $CLOCK
 # The ZONE parameter is only evaluated by system-config-date.
 # The timezone of the system is defined by the contents of /etc/localtime.

Use a different delimiter, for example:

perl -i -pe "s|$A|$B|" $CLOCK

See the perlre man page.

  • well done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Diana Nov 17 '11 at 16:14
  • You can use most special characters as delimiters in perl and in sed. – Bruno9779 Apr 17 '15 at 1:26

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