[Nottingham] Is everyone "sed -e 's/.../.../ ...'" only?

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Tue Aug 1 16:46:12 UTC 2017

On 01/08/17 15:48, Martin via Nottingham wrote:
> Folks,
> All in a day's bash-ing and...
> Does anyone commonly use sed with anything other than just the "s"
> (substitute) command?

And just for one trivial example:

Converting json -> csv on the commandline to untangle the syntax:

sed -re 's/^[[:space:]]*\{//; s/":"/","/g; s/":null/",null/g;

And yes, there's jq and python tools and I'm sure many others... But sed
is easy enough for a trivial single level of key:values pairs...

OK... So how many lightweight ways might there be for that?

Dare I ask what might be the most heavyweight?! ;-)


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