need help with script and sed
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Fri Feb 18 18:06:00 GMT 2005
Frank Laszlo <laszlof at tvog.net> wrote:
> Jim Pazarena wrote:
> > I would like to traverse my /users/home tree searching
> > for all regular files and change any lines which read:
> > "/cgi-bin/Count.cgi ..." to:
> > "http://counter.qcislands.net/cgi-bin/Count.cgi ..."
> > I kinda think that a 'find' with an -exec of 'sed' would do
> > it but I'm not sure, and even if it were, I'm not sure of
> > the syntax.
> > Could someone help me please?
> > Thanks!
> > Jim
> for i in `find /users/home -type f`; do
> sed -i ''
> "s|/cgi-bin/Count.cgi|http://counter.qcislands.net/cgi-bin/Count.cgi|g" $i
The only thing I would recommend different is to provide a backup file
extension to the -i option of sed. That way it keeps a copy of the file
as it was before sed touches it. This will save you a lot of headaches,
if sed does something you don't expect.
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