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Re: OT: sed help
First, don't use 'test' as a filename -- it's confusing
because it's also a built in command in many shells.
Second, your shell script uses single quotes around the
sed script, which causes $VALUE1 and $VALUE2 *not* to be
expanded. Use double quotes in your shell script and
it should work.
* James A. Peltier <firstname.lastname@example.org> [020604 15:57]:
> sorry for this OT question regarding sed.
> I'm trying to take command line user input and pipe it to sed for
> parsing. currently i have this
> [joshua:] vi test
> echo $VALUE1 $VALUE2 > text.tmp
> sed 's/$VALUE1/$VALUE2/' text.tmp > textfile
> for some reason this doesn't work when I try
> [joshua:] sh test test1 test2
> any ideas why? I'm certainly no sed expert as many can see. What would
> be the easiest way to implement this?
> - James