# sed Insert a Newline Into the RHS of a Substitution

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Q. How do I insert a newline into the RHS of a substitution using sed under Linux / UNIX like operating systems? My line pattern is as follows:

This is a test. This is another input.

I’d like to insert a newline after dot (.).

A. Simple use sed command as follows:

`echo 'This is a test. This is another input.' | sed -e 's/\./&\n/'`

You need to substitute dot and simply insert newline (\n) to replace with it.
If you are using older sed version try:

```echo 'This is a test. This is another input.' |sed 's/\./& \ > /'```

Sample output:

```This is a test.
This is another input.```