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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Input/Output Processing

Command

Action

e

Execute commands.

n

Skip current line and go to the next line.

r

Read another file’s contents into the output stream.

R

Read one line from a file into the output.

w

Write input lines to another file.

W

Write first line in pattern space to another file.

q

Quit the sed script (no further output).

Q

Quit without printing the pattern space.

v

Require a specific version of GNU sed to run the script.

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