[CentOS] replacing a line in a file

Jerry Geis geisj at pagestation.com
Sun Jan 25 03:17:38 UTC 2009


Jerry Geis wrote:
> I have a large file that has a line like:
>
> bindaddr=0.0.0.0     ; some other text
>
> I want to replace the 0.0.0.0 with my address 192.168.1.8 and remove 
> everything
> else on the line to get:
>
> bindaddr=192.168.1.8
>
> How can I do that?
>
> Thanks,
>
> jerry
>
I finally found a way to do it with sed.
Which is what I tried first but I did not have the . before the $

sed "s/bindaddr=.*/bindaddr=192.168.1.8/"

sorry to have taken tracffic.

Jerry


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