Replacing string in multiple files

Jack L. Stone jackstone at
Thu Jul 10 10:30:15 PDT 2003

Am running FBSD.4.8-R

At times, I need to replace an existing string in a file that has the same
name in all ~user accounts and know there must be a short script to do that
and suspect it involves sed(1). However, had no luck getting it to work
yet. Basically want to do this:

- find same files in all ~users by same name "~users/myfile"
- replace this ${string} with this ${string} in the above files
- report list of above files modified successfully

That's it. Script help appreciated (csh shells)....

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Best regards,
Jack L. Stone,

SageOne Net
jackstone at

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