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8:36pm Wed 20th Apr, Michael W.

"Peter Millitz" <23*8*2*[email protected]*u*e*t*u*a*e*u*a*> wrote:
> Using sed, suppose I wanted to replace any character that was member of a class of characters, e.g. punctuation. I know I can use a POSIX character class as a RegEx to do this. However, what if I wanted to exclude one or more characters in this class from the replacement? I tried using sed -e 's/[<list of characters>]/<replacement character>/g' but that doesn't seem to work...
Ignoring the g at the end of the command, the command will substitute the first instance from the list of characters encountered in the text with the replacement character. The g means it will happen for every instance. Cheers MichaelW

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