Re: need help with sed problem
On Fri, 2011-03-18 at 18:59 +0100, Andrej Kacian wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:46:04 +0000
> Joao Ferreira gmail <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >jmf@squeeje:~$ sed s/bbbb.*/bbbb:$PWD/ text.txt
> >sed: -e expression #1, char 16: unknown option to `s'
> this is because $PWD gets expanded by shell before sed gets called, so what
> actually gets executed is:
> sed s/bbb.*/bbbb:/home/myself/ text.txt
> ...which is obviously syntactically incorrect.
> To get result you want, try using different separator character than /, for
> example the comma, or underscore:
> $ sed s,bbb.*,bbbb:$PWD, text.txt
> $ sed s_bbb.*_bbbb:$PWD_ text.txt
Thanks a lot... I did not know that was possible...
I used the # separator. Worked just fine
> Andrej Kacian