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Hi,
  I have a text file name file1 in /tmp/file1.  The content of the file
is:
test1 costs
test2 money
test3 deal

I like to use sed to look for test2
and add "me" at the end of the line:

so the output of the file1 above should
be:
test1 costs
test2 money me
test3 deal

thanks in advance
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Question by:nngdemi
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sed -e '/^test2 / {\
s/$/ me/\
}' /tmp/file1 > /tmp/file2
mv /tmp/file2 /tmp/file1

This assumes that test2 is at the beginning of the line and is followed by at least one space.
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by:tel2
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nngdemi,

An alternative (but very similar) solution would be:

sed "s/^test2.*/& me/" </tmp/file1 >/tmp/file1.tmp
mv /tmp/file1.tmp /tmp/file1
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by:nngdemi
ID: 2749292
excellent.

Both work.

thanks.
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