I spent way too much time troubleshooting an issue I was having with
sed today. This is a common theme sometimes where I spend upwards of an hour debugging something that is ridiculously obvious.
I was trying to replace a string in a file. This is super simple to do with sed.
sed 's/string/replacement_string/` $file_name
The problem is that this command just spits out the result. If you want to actually save your change you must use the
sed -i '/s/string/replacement_string/` $file_name
For more information on how to not suck at Linux like Lev please refer to
man $command 😉
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