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Simplification of "sed 'your sed stuff here' file > file2 && mv file2 file"

Terminal - Simplification of "sed 'your sed stuff here' file > file2 && mv file2 file"
sed -i 'your sed stuff here' file
2009-05-19 15:35:42
User: Keruspe
Functions: sed
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Simplification of "sed 'your sed stuff here' file > file2 && mv file2 file"

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This is handy for quick edits, but FYI it's about a million times slower (for some odd reason). So if you are using it in a script to work on a lot of files, it is a way faster to use a temporary file and then mv file2 file1.

Comment by recursiverse 310 weeks ago

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