[CentOS] awk global replacement only after keyword

Kahlil Hodgson kahlil.hodgson at dealmax.com.au
Fri Mar 26 03:26:28 UTC 2010

On 03/26/2010 02:02 PM, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>> I think there is a way to do it in sed using the holding space, but it's so much 
>> easier in perl that I never bothered to learn the hard parts.  What's the 
>> problem with using perl anyway?
> No problem, just thought there was a sexier way to do it then my ugly way. The
> Perl solution would be just as long if it were a one liner, so I'll just shove
> it into a shell script I guess.

i you're worried about slurping the whole file

perl -pe '/# comment/ and $c=1; $c and s/service-one/foo-bar/g' \

works for me

slurping the whole files and replacing inline (with backups) you could do

perl -i.save -0777 -pe \
	's/(# comment)(.*)(service-one)/$1$2 foobar/msg' file1 file2 ...

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