Re: sed substitution that contains forward slash

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Craig White wrote: with sed

I have a list of changes to make to a file...

dc              rc
-------------   -------
15T6145V        DELETED
NATL19502       DELETED
Q1500T3/CL120   DELETED

and things work until I get to the 3rd item which has a forward slash
and it fails to substitute with commands like below...

sed -i "s%${dc}%${rc}%g" ARsalesorderdetails.csv
sed -i "s/${dc}/${rc}/g" ARsalesorderdetails.csv

The latter producing error on screen...
sed: -e expression #1, char 17: unknown option to `s'

While the former simply doesn't complain but doesn't make the change

Is there a way to coerce sed to identify & replace strings with a /

The second fails because in the file where there is
a '/' in the stream, sed sees more delimiters such as:

s//Q1500T3/CL120 DELETED/g
========^  (extra delimiter)
and so fails.

Your use of '%" as a sed delimiter works so as long as %
is not part of the sed stream.

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