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Re: [vox-tech] Using awk or perl to find and replace
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Re: [vox-tech] Using awk or perl to find and replace



On Tuesday 23 November 2004 23:41, Foo Lim wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Nov 2004, Trevor M. Lango wrote:
> > I have been reading the man pages and I'm lost.  I want to scan through
> > an input file for an expression with this pattern:
> >
> >     h.*.JPG
> >
> > and replace it with an expression with the following pattern:
> >
> >     *.h.JPG
> >
> > Perl and awk both appear to be ideal candidates for just such a task
> > but I'm a serious newbie to both of 'em.  Any help much appreciated!
>
> Hi Trevor,
>
> Does the pattern "h.*.JPG" match something like this: h.abc123.JPG ?

Something like this: "h.#-##-####-####.###.JPG"

> Since the period "." is a metacharacter in regular expressions.  If that's
> the case, then a perl script like this would work:
>
> while (<>) {
>   s/h\.(.*)\.JPG/$1.h.JPG/g;
>   print;
> }
>
> FL
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