[OS X TeX] Need help with sed command.

David Watson dewatson at mac.com
Mon Jan 8 02:44:25 CET 2007


On Jan 7, 2007, at 7:33 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> Howdy,
>
> This really isn't OT! :-) But there are enough *nix gurus on this  
> list I figured I'd get a straight answer without too much blushing.
>
> I'm trying to build a temporary BIBINPUTS environment variable by  
> storing the output of
>
> kpsewhich --show-path=bib
>
> in BIBINPUTS (don't ask why...). Unfortunately, the output of the  
> kpsewhich command above lists directories which are to use the ls-R  
> files to do the search (for speed) with a preceding `!!' which  
> isn't correct for a simple BIBINPUTS path specification. I've tried
>
> kpsewhich --show-path=bib | sed -e "s/\!\!//"
>

does this change things?
kpsewhich --show-path=bib | sed -e "s/\!\!//g"


> which only filters the first occurance of `!!'. Is there way (or  
> better way altogether) to filter all of `!!' out via sed or some  
> other command through a pipe?
> Good Luck,
>
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)
>


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