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Shell: Find and Repleace String over many files with Perl

by admin_import on 03/05/2010

From: http://snippets.dzone.com/posts/show/116 An equivalent of the other find-replace, except it’s a one-liner that generates no temp files, and is more flexible: perl -pi -e ‘s/find/replace/g’ *.txt Or, to change matching files in a hierarchy: find . -name ‘*.txt’ |xargs perl -pi -e ‘s/find/replace/g’ That didn’t work when the file names contained white space. This seems […]