script help

Jack L. Stone jacks at
Mon Feb 14 22:34:41 UTC 2011

Hello folks:

No doubt this will be easy for those with scritping abilities.

I have a gazillion files by the same name and each contains the same line
requiring the same change. But the problem is that they are in many
different directories on a server with numerous domains. While I could
handle the change using a single directory within my abilities, I'm unsure
how to do a search and replace throughout the many domains and their
directories. Don't want to mess up. Here's what I'm trying to do:

# find all of the same filenames (copyright.htm) and then replace the year
2010 with 2011 in each file. Once I have a working script, I should be able
to add it as a cron job to run on the first day of each new year.

Any help appreciated.


Happy trails,
Jack L. Stone

System Admin

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