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Copy the pattern space into the hold space, a special temporary buffer. The previous contents of the hold space are obliterated. You can use h to save a line before editing it.

Example

# Edit a line; print the change; replay the original
/UNIX/{
h
s/.* UNIX \(.*\) .*/\1:/
p
x
}

Sample input:

This describes the UNIX ls command.
This describes the UNIX cp command.

Sample output:

ls:
This describes the UNIX ls command.
cp:
This describes the UNIX cp command.


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