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

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Name

gensub

Synopsis

gensub(regex, str, how [, target]) {G}

General substitution function. Substitute str for matches of the regular expression regex in the string target. If how is a number, replace the howth match. If it is “g” or “G”, substitute globally. If target is not supplied, $0 is used. Return the new string value. The original target is not modified. (Compare with gsub and sub.) Use & in the replacement string to stand for the text matched by the pattern.

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