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post Oct 24 2006, 04:20 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I am sure this is a relatively simple problem, but I am a novice at linux and need the answer quickly as it is critical to other work. I need to find and replace the same text in multiple files. After a quick search of linux commands, I found a sight that attributed the command gawk with the ability to find and replace text. However, the sight does not give an example of the full sequence of commands to use gawk to find and replace text, only that it can be used to do it. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could provide me with an example of the full command sequence to find and replace text. Thank you for helping.
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post Oct 24 2006, 09:13 PM
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Its GNU/

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The command should work as posted. Without actually know the contents of the file I assume from the gz that it is a compressed archive. Replacing text in an archive might leave the actual uncompressed file corrupted.

Is YSN text in the archive file itself or a file contained within final.pdb.gz.

I just noticed the ./ which is a shortcut for current working directory. Assuming what is posted is the compete path use:
sed -e 's/YSN/LSY/g' /aa6/prod/50/0/final.pdb.gz >> store ; mv store /aa6/prod/50/0/final.pdb.gz

I still question why replace text in an archive file.
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