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How to append text to a specific lines in a file using shell script?

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http://stackoverflow.com – I have a text file (file.txt) having content something like: foo1 3464 foo2 3696 foo3 4562 It contains the process and respective PID. Using shell script, I want to append a string (running/not running) to that lines in this file, according to the PID. For example, in the above file, for line containing PID 3696, I want to append a string "running" at the end, so that the file becomes: foo1 3464 foo2 3696 running foo3 4562 How can i do it? (HowTos)