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Modifying text between two positions

Modifying text between two positions

(OP)
Hi Guys.

I have a huge file with the following format:
__440887.781_2043253.750____4136.000__0___0___0____1#UAS#______MARM_TIME________MegaUnionLit___meters______________ms
__441049.344_2042943.125____4016.000__0___0___0____2#UAS#______MARM_TIME________MegaUnionLit___meters______________ms
__441187.781_2042676.875____3928.000__0___0___0____2#UAS#______MARM_TIME________MegaUnionLit___meters______________ms
__441522.406_2042033.375____3888.000__0___0___0____3#UAS#______ABCDETIME________MegaUnionLit___meters______________ms
__441614.719_2041855.750____4032.000__0___0___0____1#UAS#______ABCDETIME________MegaUnionLit___meters______________ms
__441799.344_2041500.750____3928.000__0___0___0____2#UAS#______ABCDETIME________MegaUnionLit___meters______________ms

NOTE: Undescores ( _ ) are in fact blanks ( whitespaces ).

I want to replace text between #UAS# and TIME while keeping spacing. I could use awk, but the problem is that some times column 8 a column9 stick together ( check ABCDETIME ).

My desired output:
__440887.781_2043253.750____4136.000__0___0___0____1#UAS#______KMZ__TIME________MegaUnionLit___meters______________ms
__441049.344_2042943.125____4016.000__0___0___0____2#UAS#______KMZ__TIME________MegaUnionLit___meters______________ms
__441187.781_2042676.875____3928.000__0___0___0____2#UAS#______KMZ__TIME________MegaUnionLit___meters______________ms
__441522.406_2042033.375____3888.000__0___0___0____3#UAS#______KMZ__TIME________MegaUnionLit___meters______________ms
__441614.719_2041855.750____4032.000__0___0___0____1#UAS#______KMZ__TIME________MegaUnionLit___meters______________ms
__441799.344_2041500.750____3928.000__0___0___0____2#UAS#______KMZ__TIME________MegaUnionLit___meters______________ms

Currently I'm trying with sed.

Thanks in advance.

RE: Modifying text between two positions

cat filename | sed -e "/.....TIME/s//KMZ__TIME/g" > newfilename

or use

vi filename

then

:g/.....TIME/s//KMZ__TIME/g

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RE: Modifying text between two positions

(OP)
That's it. As easy as that.

Thank you very much AvayaTier.


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