Escaping the forward slash ‘/’ character with sed
A little known way to perform operations with sed is as follows
sed -e 's=old=new=g'
instead of the more typical
sed -e 's/old/new/g'
This is very usefuly for when you’re trying to make changes to/using strings that have forward slashes ‘/’ in them. When the = symbol is used with sed, the forward slash just becomes another ‘normal’ character in the operation.