separate (emphasize) digital strings from other text

sed 's/[0-9]\+/ [&] /g'
Sample Output
echo 17krava177konja|sed 's/[0-9]\+/ [&] /g'
 [17] krava [177] konja

By: knoppix5
2014-09-18 18:25:55

What Others Think

Hmm... cute. An alternative is to use grep as a colouring filter: grep --color -e "[0-9]\+" -e "$" The -e "$" matches end-of-line, so all input lines are displayed.
flatcap · 358 weeks and 5 days ago
Awk version: awk '{ gsub(/[0-9]+/, "[&]"); print }'
zlemini · 358 weeks and 2 days ago
Nice, but when would you ever need this? I don't tend to read text with numbers embedded in it unless it's about "L10n" (localization), "a11y" (accessability), "i18n" (internationalization), "w3c" (world wide web consortium), or "Da5id" (a character from the book Snow Crash).
hackerb9 · 357 weeks and 1 day ago
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MaryKlein · 41 weeks and 1 day ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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