sed: -e: No such file or directory

Bug #882813 reported by Adam Guthrie on 2011-10-27
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Bug Description

On Mac OS X, with the default BSD sed. This variant of sed doesn't like

sed -i -e 's/a/b/' file

but prefers

sed -e 's/a/b/' -i '' file

which should work with gsed too.

installing gsed gets around this.

Adam Guthrie (therigu) wrote :

If you're happy with changes all instances to that ordering I can submit a pull request.

Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

Hmm, we should be using $SED anywhere we're using sed -i or sed -e.

If you can point me to any other instances specifically, let me know and I'll get them fixed.

Changed in byobu:
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in byobu:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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