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Single Line Bash Script Split Hack

Updated: May 15, 2023

This post lists a simple sed script that will split a bash script written in a single line.

Note: this script is a hack; it can produce some wrong output. I've posted it because I've found it helpful in splitting apart bash scripts that have been squashed into a single line. Its also written simply so you can change and extend it easily.

The Script

Copy this and save it as sedscript. Call with sed -f sedscript < >


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