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Re: string replacement doesn't work with a variable



On 2/9/06, Marcel Fritzenwallner <linux fritzenwallner org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I want to replace a string in a file, the problem is that the replacement is a
> variable, and this doesn't work. I could not get it working with sed nor with perl.
>
> Can anyone help me?
> -----------------------------------------
> perl -pi'.bak' -e 's/ABC/$VAR/g' file.txt
> -----------------------------------------

Try

perl -pi'.bak' -e "s/ABC/$VAR/g" file.txt

instead. Double quotes allow the expansion of $VAR to occur.

John



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