[ILUG] Re: sed problem
paul at dunne.ie.eu.org
Fri Sep 10 16:05:42 IST 2004
Dave Neary writes,
I was reading the Sed question to the list in the archives (sorry, still
not re-subscribed :) and Padraig's answer, which is no good...
John A. Kinsella wrote:
> I'd like to do a simple conversion
> s/Maple 8/Maple 9/g
> in a bunch of Maple *.mws files using sed.
> Is there a way to tell sed to do the substitution while preserving the
> line breaks (which Maple seems to need).
I take the "line breaks" to be possible newlines between "Maple" and "8".
So, unless I mis-understand, surely this is what's required?
# simple case
s/Maple 8/Maple 9/g
# line break (with optional spaces)
(If you have newlines within the word "maple", it's a pain but stil doable
by extending this technique).
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