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authorRob Landley <>2009-10-26 21:04:07 (GMT)
committerDenys Vlasenko <>2009-10-27 08:07:08 (GMT)
commit7b28415483a684c7029f0d2031946b03646c82a1 (patch)
parent727e1b536e5478b8f28c93990a5bf34091144608 (diff)
Minor usage tweak for sed.
Makes it slightly smaller and (in my opinion) clearer. Signed-off-by: Rob Landley <> Signed-off-by: Denys Vlasenko <>
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/include/usage.h b/include/usage.h
index 85561c5..591f091 100644
--- a/include/usage.h
+++ b/include/usage.h
@@ -3812,14 +3812,12 @@
"Options:" \
"\n -e CMD Add CMD to sed commands to be executed" \
"\n -f FILE Add FILE contents to sed commands to be executed" \
- "\n -i Edit files in-place" \
+ "\n -i Edit files in-place (default uses stdout for all output)" \
"\n -n Suppress automatic printing of pattern space" \
"\n -r Use extended regex syntax" \
"\n" \
- "\nIf no -e or -f is given, the first non-option argument is taken as the sed" \
- "\ncommand to interpret. All remaining arguments are names of input files; if no" \
- "\ninput files are specified, then the standard input is read. Source files" \
- "\nwill not be modified unless -i option is given." \
+ "\nIf no -e or -f, the first non-option argument is the sed command string." \
+ "\nRemaining arguments are input files (stdin if none)."
#define sed_example_usage \
"$ echo \"foo\" | sed -e 's/f[a-zA-Z]o/bar/g'\n" \