March 11

Linux: Adding a prefix or space to each line of a file

Using sed you can easily add a prefix for each line of a file.
This is a quick command line way to format your text

sed -i -e ‘s/^/prefix/’ filename.txt

The following will add a space infront of each line
sed -i -e ‘s/^/ /’ filename.txt

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Posted March 11, 2013 by Timothy Conrad in category "Linux

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