Re: Simplest sed

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Wed Nov 22 2000 - 08:25:27 CET

On Tue, Nov 21, 2000 at 11:00:26PM +0100, Mark Roberts nicely wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a blind eyed question: while I have plenty of experience with awk,
> I have never ever used sed. How do I make sed replace one thing by
> another (surely, that's what you use sed for?)? For example, how do I
> replace all occurences of #include <old.h> by #include <new.h> in a
> c-program?
> Thanks. There's always a first time. Mine is today.

sed is a stream editor. Try that:

        cat source.c | sed "s/<old\.h>/<new\.h>/g"


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