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repalce every second : occurence wit space in each line
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repalce every second : occurence wit space in each line

repalce every second : occurence wit space in each line

(OP)

hello

how to repalce every second : occurence wit space in each line?

thank you.

RE: repalce every second : occurence wit space in each line

Hi

Something like this ?

CODE

sed 's/\([^:]*:[^:]*\):/\1 /g' /input/file 

Feherke.
http://feherke.github.com/

RE: repalce every second : occurence wit space in each line

(OP)
awesome!

thank you!

PS. could you please explain how this "stuff" works in your solutions?

RE: repalce every second : occurence wit space in each line

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Hi

See if you can get some meaning from this :

CODE

.    ,------------------------ substitute
     |        ,--------------- this
     |  ______|_______    ,--- with this
     | /              \  /\ ,- globally ( all occurrences )
sed 's/\([^:]*:[^:]*\):/\1 /g' /input/file
        \____________/   ^
               |keep this|
               `---------'

 ,--------------- start capture
 |  ,-----,------ character class
 | _|    _|   ,-- end capture
/\/  \  /  \ /\,- literal ":"
\([^:]*:[^:]*\):
   || `---------- previous item 0 or more times
   |`------------ literal ":"
   `------------- any character excepting the following ones 

Feherke.
http://feherke.github.com/

RE: repalce every second : occurence wit space in each line

Nice piece of ASCII art there feherke!

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