On Saturday 16 August 2008 17:24 in
<20080816162413.GU14206 at project-bob.org>, Proinnsias Breathnach wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 04:33:02PM +0100, Marcus Furlong wrote:
>> > sed -e '
>> > s/ my_attribute="ASD"/@="ASD"/g
>> > s/ my_attribute="SDF"/@="SDF"/g
>> > s/ my_attribute="DFG"/@="DFG"/g
>> > s/ my_attribute="FGH"/@="FGH"/g
>> > s/ my_attribute="GHJ"/@="GHJ"/g
>> > s/ my_attribute="HJK"/@="HJK"/g
>> > s/ *my_attribute="[^"]*"//g
>> > s/@="/ my_attribute="/g
>> > '
>> Could you explain what's happening in the above? I've searched for a
>> similar example with explanations but didn't find one, and now I'm all
>>>> Quite simple really
>> 1) Replace the valid /my_attribute="XYZ"/ strings with /@="XYZ"/
> 2) Remove any remaining /my_attribute=/ strings (the invalid / empty
> 3) Replace any occurance of /@=/ with /my_attribute=/ returning the
> strings to their former glory :)
>> Easy really !
Aha! I was over-complicating it in my head, and assumed @ was some sort of
operator or array. So the above could equivalently be written as
sed -e '
Seems to work for me anyway.
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