[OS X TeX] Need help with sed command.

David Watson dewatson at mac.com
Sun Jan 7 20:44:25 EST 2007

On Jan 7, 2007, at 7:33 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> Howdy,
> This really isn't OT! :-) But there are enough *nix gurus on this  
> list I figured I'd get a straight answer without too much blushing.
> I'm trying to build a temporary BIBINPUTS environment variable by  
> storing the output of
> kpsewhich --show-path=bib
> in BIBINPUTS (don't ask why...). Unfortunately, the output of the  
> kpsewhich command above lists directories which are to use the ls-R  
> files to do the search (for speed) with a preceding `!!' which  
> isn't correct for a simple BIBINPUTS path specification. I've tried
> kpsewhich --show-path=bib | sed -e "s/\!\!//"

does this change things?
kpsewhich --show-path=bib | sed -e "s/\!\!//g"

> which only filters the first occurance of `!!'. Is there way (or  
> better way altogether) to filter all of `!!' out via sed or some  
> other command through a pipe?
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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