[Lubuntu] sed error: -e expression ... unterminated `s' command

Lars Noodén lars.nooden at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 18:36:56 UTC 2012

On 12/6/12, John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com> wrote:
> If I run a script with this command (should search somefile and
> substitute "UPSCABLE ether" for "UPSCABLE usb" wherever it is found):
>      sed -i  -e 's/UPSCABLE usb/UPSCABLE ether' <somefile>
> It produces the error:
>      sed: -e expression #1, char 29: unterminated `s' command

Are you sure you have the closing slash?  It should be in the format s///
Or you can use other characters besides slash (/).


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