On Sun, 21 Dec 2008 14:27:44 -0800, Gary Kline <kl...@thought.org> wrote: > perl -pi.bak -e 's/OLDSTRING/NEWSTRING/g' file1 file2 fileN > > that i swiped somewhere. [?] > > last night i was up until the wee hours coding or extending > a c++ program to assist in this stuff. while i really get > off on hacking code, it's less of a thrill at 02:10, say:_)
You don't need C++ for this. If you don't mind the verbosity, Python can do the same thing with: #!/usr/bin/env python import sys skiplines = [1, 3] # line numbers that should be skipped lc = 0 for l in sys.stdin.readlines(): lc += 1 if not (lc in skiplines): print l, _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"