On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM, Brian Foster <blf at utvinternet.ie> wrote:
> | Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 15:42:36 +0100
> | From: Conor Mac Aoidh <conormacaoidh at gmail.com>
> | Just noticed this morning an error with the command:
> | [...] sed -i -e '/*/d' $file [...]
> | sed expects anything after the -i to be the extention given to all the
> | backup files it makes.
>> No, it does not. The suffix is _optional_.
> That means the suffix, if specified, must be the
> remainder of the -i argument. In the above case,
> there is nothing, so there is no suffix, so there
> is (for GNU sed(1) on Linux) no backup.
>>Well I can assure you that it does make a backup on OS X... for example this
sed -i -e '/*/d' index.php
will remove comments from index.php, and create a backup file called
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