Enclosing a string with sed

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One of the most common problems might be "enclosing" a bunch of lines with some other text. Let's do an example: we want to create some <img /> tags from files in a directory, so to easily create an "image gallery" to be put online.

$ ls

bar.png buz.png foo.png


How could we have a list of the files, with <img />? "Easy": use some sed magic!

$ ls > files

$ cat files




`$ sed -i 's/^(.*)$/</img>/g' files

$ cat files

<img src="bar.png">bar.png</img>

<img src="buz.png">buz.png</img>

<img src="foo.png">foo.png</img>

Easy, uh? :)

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