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Help needed with sed

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Help needed with sed


Post by anticapitalista » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:56 pm

I have a index.html file like this. (snipped)

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<table id="menu-table" border="0">
<tr class="top"><td></td></tr>
  <tr class="chosen"><td><a href="index.html">Home</a></td><td>&#187;</td></tr>
  <tr><td><a href="icewm.html">IceWM</a></td><td> </td></tr>
  <tr><td><a href="fluxbox.html">Fluxbox</a></td><td> </td></tr>
  <tr><td><a href="jwm.html">jwm</a></td><td> </td></tr>
  <tr><td><a href="rox.html">Rox</a></td><td> </td></tr>
  <tr><td><a href="spacefm.html">SpaceFM</a></td><td> </td></tr>
  <tr><td><a href="conky.html">Conky</a></td><td> </td></tr>
  <tr><td><a href="smxi.html">Smxi</a></td><td> </td></tr>
  <tr><td><a href="persistence.html">Persistence</a></td><td> </td></tr>
  <tr><td><a href="remaster.html">Remaster</a></td><td> </td></tr>
  <tr><td><a href="snapshot.html">Snapshot</a></td><td> </td></tr>
  <tr><td><a href="streamlight.html">Streamlight</a></td><td> </td></tr>
  <tr><td><a href="connectshares.html">Connectshares</a></td><td> </td></tr>
  <tr><td><a href="droopy.html">Droopy</a></td><td> </td></tr>
  <tr><td><a href="wingrid.html">Wingrid</a></td><td> </td></tr>
When I add an app, I would like the deb to call sed to add its entry above <tr><td></td></tr>
When I install another app, I would like it also to get added above <tr><td></td></tr>

I also want the lines deleted when the app is purged.

app 1 to add/remove this string: <tr><td><a href="1-to-1_voice.html">1-to-1 Voice</a></td><td> </td></tr>
app 2 to add/remove this: <tr><td><a href="1-to-1_assistance.html">1-to-1 Assistance</a></td><td> </td></tr>

I know how to call sed in a .deb, but not how to add the string(s) above <tr><td></td></tr>

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Re: Help needed with sed


Post by BitJam » Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:22 pm

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Re: Help needed with sed


Post by Adrian » Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:24 pm

I think something like this would work, not that you need to escape the slashes.

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sed -i '/<tr><td><\/td><\/tr>/i <tr><td><a href="1-to-1_voice.html">1-to-1 Voice<\/a><\/td><td> <\/td><\/tr>' filename

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