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substitute command for UNIX

March 18, 2010 at 12:27:51
Specs: AIX
For UNIX I need to read in a file and substitute postitions 1 -16 with a fixed value (One value) through out an entire file. What is a simple way to do this?

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March 19, 2010 at 09:50:09
This sed example replaces the first 16 characters in the line with the string: fixed value:

sed 's/^................/fixed value/' filename

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March 19, 2010 at 10:08:42
Thanks!!! That was perfect.

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