Lets say i have two files foo and bar. I want a replace the string "this is test" in foo with the contents of the file bar. How can i do this using a one liner sed?
I have used:
sed -i.bak 's/this is test/$(cat bar)\n/g' foo
but the the string is being replaced by literal
$(cat bar) rather than the contents of
bar. I have tried using quotations but the result remains the same.
Radu's answer is correct as far as the quote is concerned. Now the problem is lets say my bar file contains:
this is a test file
Now if i run the command it gives an error:
sed: -e expression #1, char 9: unterminated `s' command