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Re: bash quoting problems

On 2011-08-10 00:43, Bob McGowan wrote:
On 08/08/2011 04:43 PM, Andreas Berglund wrote:
I have a problem with the following sed snippet
sed -i s"|^\( *PATH="\)\(.*\)|\1$ADD:\2|" ~/profile-test
I need soft quotes in order for $ADD to expand and I also need to math
against one doublequote in the regexp in for $ADD to be put in the
corrct place. Does anyone know how to do this?

You may want to consider putting the sed script in a file and using the
-f script (or --file=script) option instead.

Thanks I'll keep that in mind if I have another quoting problem :D

No quoting needed. ;)

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