reinplace has no effect

Mark Brethen mark.brethen at
Mon Jul 7 12:55:47 PDT 2014

That explains why pipe didn't work as well.


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> On Jul 7, 2014, at 1:59 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Mark Brethen <mark.brethen at> wrote:
>> I only need to replace the uncommented line. So I tried
>> post-configure {
>>     reinplace {:^#:!s:Inventor/scxml:scxml:g} \
>>         ${worksrcpath}/src/3rdParty/CMakeLists.txt
>> }
>> But this had no effect, when it should work in sed. Am I missing something?
> That looks wrong to me; in sed, to use a pattern delimiter other than / *as an address* you need to start it with a backslash so it knows it's a pattern delimiter coming up and not a command without an address. That is,
>     :foo:p
> is an illegal command, but
>     \:foo:p
> uses : as the delimiter for an address pattern. This does not apply to the "s" command, since it knows after the "s" verb that a pattern follows.
> (Note that ":" is a valid sed command, although not widely used; it's a label for a branch instruction. You just gave it a rather odd-looking label, and the reinplace does nothing as a result.)
> -- 
> brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
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