One-line global string replace in all files with sed (or awk?)
aj334x5l at tampabay.rr.com
Wed Jan 26 08:28:49 PST 2005
> A few years ago, I'm sure I came across a one-line way of replacing
> every occurence of one string with another in an entire directory of
> files (potentially including all subdirectories as well). I think it
> used sed or awk. Now I can't find it. The examples on the Web are all
> multiline scripts or programs, but I'm sure I saw a way to do it all on
> just one line.
> Can anyone tell me how to do this?
Global search and replace, with backup:
# find . -type f | xargs sed -i.bak "s/oldtext/newtext/g"
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