Mass find/replace...

Marc Coyles mcoyles at
Fri Dec 5 00:22:17 PST 2008

> + not \; or you will fork on every result.
> Additionally, is this injected code one long string or broken down
> by the
> mailer? Grep isn't the best way to deal with it. It's pretty easy
> to correct
> with perl, bit trickier if it's multiline, still not too hard:
> find /home/horbury -type f -exec \
> 	perl -pi.bak -e 's,<\?/\*\*/eval\(base64_decode\(.*?\?>,,s'
> {} +

Hi Mel...
S'One long singleline string broken down by the mailer...

<?php /**/eval(base64_decode([the huge long string originally quoted]));?>

Have tried doing a find and replace using perl, initially just to replace the string, leaving an empty base64_decode(), however, one of the ICT Teachers has created paths with spaces in, which seemed to throw off the perl I was using... will give yours a try later today *fingers crossed*...

If worst comes to worst I can restore from backups, it'll just mean students lose a few days of work that they'd submitted thru Moodle (I've been off for a day or three, and this appears to have happened on the first day of my absence)

Ta fer the helpful suggestions thus far!

Marc A Coyles - Horbury School ICT Support Team
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