SUMMARY: Script file to add new line of text to a text file.

From: Steven Quan (
Date: Tue Mar 21 2000 - 17:55:26 CST

Thanks so very much to all of you: John.Julian, Couprie, CF (Kees),
David Ledger, Rasana Atreya, Waghode Sanjay, Bertrand_Hutin, Griffiths,
Dan M., David Evans, David Massey, John Wynstra, Stephen P
Richardson, Michael DeSimone, Pat Eyler, Alan Orndorff, Vladimir,
David Foster, Russ Poffenberger, Stan Francis.
If I miss to mention someone above, please forgive me.

Some people suggests using Perl, Sed, or ED. I ended up using sed as
followed, using csh and sed

# Replace 'program' with '#program'
sed 's/program/#program/' original_file > temp_file1
# Insert one line above / below the line which has the text '#program' on
sed '/#program/i\\
program /bin/emacs' temp_file1 > temp_file2
mv -f original_file original_file.bak
/usr/bin/rm -f temp_file1
mv temp_file2 original_file

Again, thank you.

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