[CentOS] awk global replacement only after keyword

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Mar 26 02:59:04 UTC 2010


Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>> sounds more like a reason to use sed
>>
>> man sed or tell us exactly what you are trying to do
> 
> Tell you the truth, I would much rather use sed, but I didn't think
> that was doable with it.
> 
> I have a slew of txt files that contain a keyword like "service-one"
> on many lines. I need to change those, but only the ones that appear
> _after_ a known comment.

Can you use a regexp like:
s/\(known_part\)\(.*\)\(change_part\)/\1\2replace_part/

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com




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