[Lubuntu] Sed substitution with partially duplicate results

carsrcoffins23 at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 19 22:31:33 UTC 2012

If you escape the colon with a backslash does that fix it? A colon is a
potential delimiter although that seems to be unexpected output regardless.

On Dec 19, 2012 2:27 PM, "Jonathan Marsden" <jmarsden at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> John,
> On 12/19/2012 01:16 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> >>> It all works fine except for this substitution:
> >>> -e 's/DEVICE/DEVICE Lubuntu1:3551/'
> If the original line concerned starts out as just DEVICE (followed by a
> line feed to mark the end of line), then I'd suggest making the sed
> command be
>   sed -e 's/DEVICE$/DEVICE Lubuntu1:5551/'
> So that, even if run twice, the second run will have no effect on this
> line.
> If there *is* "other junk" after DEVICE before the end of the line, and
> there is only one line containing DEVICE in the file concerned, you
> could consider
>   sed -e 's/DEVICE.*$/DEVICE Lubuntu1:3551/'
> which would remove any trailing junk after DEVICE and replace it with
> the desired string.
> Jonathan
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