script help

Chip Camden sterling at
Mon Feb 14 22:58:35 UTC 2011

Quoth Jack L. Stone on Monday, 14 February 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.
> Thanks!
> Jack
> (^_^)
> Happy trails,
> Jack L. Stone
> System Admin
> Sage-american
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find /upper-dir -name copyright.htm -exec sed -i '' -e "s/2010/2011/g" {} \;

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