Just a thought on sed

Nicholas Dille darkyeti at gmx.net
Sat May 4 12:29:52 PDT 2002

On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 01:55:25PM -0400, Phil Gendreau wrote:
> $ echo "$(sed 's/foo/bar/g' file)" >file

i have tried something similar on log files and it was a complete mess
because make uses ` and ' to delimit directories.
one could argue that nobody would use those in Makefiles and the like
but you never know!

i vote for sticking with the old "make a backup, and sed it to the
original" style method.
it works _without_ fancy shell magic!


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