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Insert Line between patterns in shell

Posted on 2013-06-17
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Hi,
I have following file:

#Start Line: Block about dogs
#End Line: Block about dogs

#Start Line: Block about cats
#End Line: Block about cats


I need  to insert  some text lines (value of variables)  between  pattern "Block about dogs"  and some between "Block about cats"


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Question by:IKeystone
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Hi, what have you got already? Pls. post that.
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Here is simple way of using sed to achieve this. First of all, please try 'which sed' command to know path to sed command. Typically it will be /usr/bin/sed. But it could be different on your system. Please try the following command (either from command line or in a script):
/usr/bin/sed -e '/#End Line: Block about dogs/i\
  This line goes between Block about dogs
' MySourceFile.txt > MyTargetFile.txt

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by:magento
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Hi ,

Check the below post . Same as your request.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11694980/using-sed-insert-a-line-below-or-above-the-pattern

BR,

Magento
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