dobyrne
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adding text to hosts file

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I want to be able to automate in a scripting process on how to add a server name to the hosts file in the folder etc.

for example 10.2.2.2 esxserver004.company.com.au esxserver004

I want to add esxserver004 to the end of the line. any ideas?

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rpartmann
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Hi,

grep -v is a inverted grep, it prints all the lines NOT containing the pattern and then

echo add the whole line.

or try as i posted the cat file | sed .....

bye,

Reinhard

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mcowger
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perl -p -i -e 's/10.2.2.2 esxserver004.company.com.au/10.2.2.2 esxserver004.company.com.au esxserver004' /etc/hosts

--Matt

--Matt VCDX #52 blog.cowger.us
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rpartmann
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hi,

mv /etc/hosts /tmp/hosts

cat /tmp/hosts | sed 's/\(.esxserver004.$\)/\1 esxserver004/ig' > /etc/hosts

hth,

Reinhard

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dwight
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If you just want to append a new entry, with the items tab seperated, the easiest option would be to use echo.

cp /etc/hosts /etc/hosts.backup

grep -v "esxserver004.company.com.au" /etc/hosts.backup > /etc/hosts

echo -e "10.2.2.2\tesxserver004.company.com.au\tesxserver004" >> /etc/hosts

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dobyrne
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HI Matt,

I tried the command and got substitution replacement not terminated at -e line 1. not sure what that mean?? I changed the line to.

perl -p -i -e 's/10.2.70.148 esxbnevh004.mbf.com.au/10.2.70.148 esxbnevh004.mbf.com.au esxbnevh004' /etc/hosts

Damon

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Email: damon.obyrne@mbf.com.au

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mcowger
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sorry, that should have an extra / at the end:

perl -p -i -e 's/10.2.70.148 esxbnevh004.mbf.com.au/10.2.70.148 esxbnevh004.mbf.com.au esxbnevh004/' /etc/hosts

--Matt

--Matt VCDX #52 blog.cowger.us
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dobyrne
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I tried it though wan to add the line at the entry at the end of the line instead of the appending to anther line. any ideas?

Damon

10.2.70.154 esxbnevh004.mbf.com.au esxbnevh004 (this at the end of the line)

echo -e "10.2.70.154\tesxbnevh004.mbf.com.au\tesxbnevh004" >> /etc/hosts

Damon O'Byrne

MBF Australia Ltd

Intel Team Lead

Lv 1: 50 Bridge St

Sydney, NSW 2000

Telephone +61 2 9323 9684

Fax +61 2 8874 1966

Facsimile +61 2 9323 9054

Email: damon.obyrne@mbf.com.au

>>> "dwight@dwightandamy.com" <communities-emailer@vmware.com> 31/01/2008 9:53 am >>>

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rpartmann
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Hi,

grep -v is a inverted grep, it prints all the lines NOT containing the pattern and then

echo add the whole line.

or try as i posted the cat file | sed .....

bye,

Reinhard

.

ps: Award points if you find answers helpful. Thanks.

ps: Award points if you find answers helpful. Thanks.

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dobyrne
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mv /etc/hosts /tmp/hosts

cat /tmp/hosts | sed 's/\(.esxserver004.$\)/\1 esxserver004/ig' &gt; /etc/hosts

I will go wit hthis answer as it seems towork for me - thanks guys.

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