If you have written anything about sed – whether an introduction, how sed got you out of a real-life situation, or perhaps an advanced technique you\’ve discovered – you may like have your work published here. Your contribution will be very welcome.
- sed one-liners (18kb)
- The essential, official compendium of useful sed one-liners. Organised into sections by usage, such as file spacing, line numbering, selective line removal/deletion and optimisation.
- The sed FAQ v15 (168kb)
- The official, indispensable sed FAQ. This file was recently updated. Also available as ZIP-compressed HTML (75kb). The latest version can always be found on the author\’s site.
- And here is another sed FAQ, by a different person.
- Do it with sed (51kb)
- By Carlos Jorge G.Duarte. A comprehensive and leisurely résumé. Contains many interesting examples, and a useful command summary.
- By Lee E. McMahon (1978). The definitive introduction, this well-known document used to be distributed with UNIX systems. It examines each of sed\’s functions in depth and includes useful examples.
- Program state in sed (4kb)
- By Greg Ubben. A nice introduction to advanced sed, showing how to mantain state across lines.
- By F. Curtis Michel, Rice University, Houston.
- Eric Pement of Cornerstone magazine shows how he used sed and other utilities to massage an unsorted list of book references into an index.
- Part 1 of Greg Ubben\’s analysis of a complex sed script he wrote to sort, delimit and number an input file containing tabulated data. Lookup tables are a powerful technique for the serious seder\’s armoury.
- A lookup-table counter (11kb)
- Part 2 of Greg\’s script analysis looks at how he implemented a counter using lookup tables. This complex problem is described step by step from the basics, following through Greg\’s reasoning until we finally reach the solution.
- Greg explains how to count words and how to add a list of decimal numbers using a simple analog format.
- sed FAQ author Eric Pement explains why sometimes you cannot get your one-liner right.
- A document which shows how to make sed solve the classic Towers of Hanoi game.
- Proposals for a custom sed (18kb)
- A list of proposals to make sed more versatile without sacrificing its speed and overall philosophy. I implemented a few of these in super-sed and in GNU sed 4.0.
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