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edit XML file using variable in shell script.


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Hi,

I am trying to edit a XML file using a shell script, but having some issues. Any help would be great.

I would like to edit the following string in a XML file that will be copied to a computer using a shell script.

When the file is copied to the machine, the value will have the following:
<key>UserName</key>
<string>host/computer.mydomain.com</string>

I would like to use a variable I have created in the shell script $COMPUTERNAME when changing the value. Below would be the desired output

<key>UserName</key>
<string>host/$COMPUTERNAME.mydomain.com</string>

Any ideas or suggestions would ge great.
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Thanks guys, i was able to figure it out.. This seems to work.
sed "s/computer/$COMPUTERNAME/" /test.xml > /test2.xml
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