My script to replace strings in ASCII files
lars at gmx.at
Wed Jan 11 12:40:40 PST 2006
Kristian Vaaf wrote:
> Just curious, what do I need to do to be able to execute this script like:
> $ text-replace old_string new_string
> I find it a bit inconvenient having to edit the script for every thing I need to replace.
> # Replace old with new inside all text files.
> # $URBAN: text-replace.sh,v 1.0 2005/10/24 15:09:05 vaaf Exp $
> for file in `find . -type f ! -name ".*"`; do
> if [ "`file -b "$file" | grep text`" != "" ]; then
> sed -i '' "s/old/new/g" "$file"
> echo "$file: Done"
Why not open the file with vim and then
Of course that's not scriptable...
Maybe you should interpolate the first and the second argument
into your regexes in the substitution with sed,
so you get "s/argument1/argument2/"
Perl might help though.
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