• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1310
  • Last Modified:

appending text on top of another file

Dear All,
I have two files
One is script file in which I am writing commands to append a text in a normal file.
I want to insert the text on top of the file.
I dont want to use sed and awk commands nor temp file.
is it possible?
0
anju_a_sagar
Asked:
anju_a_sagar
2 Solutions
 
omarfaridCommented:
try this

ed file1 <<END
r file2
.
w
q
END

This will use the ed editor to edit file1 and include file2 at the beginning then save it then quit.
0
 
sjm_eeCommented:
How about cat and a "here document"?

cat - /etc/motd <<!
surprise!
!
surprise!
*******************************************************************************
*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
*  Welcome to AIX Version 5.2!                                                *
*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
*  Please see the README file in /usr/lpp/bos for information pertinent to    *
*  this release of the AIX Operating System.                                  *
*                                                                             *
*                                                                             *
*******************************************************************************
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now