script help

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Mon Feb 14 23:12:06 UTC 2011

On Feb 14, 2011, at 2:34 PM, Jack L. Stone wrote:
> # 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.

  find . -name copyright.htm -exec sed -i .BAK s/2010/2011/ {} \;

Of course, a purely automated replacement of the year without making any other change is likely considered "de minimus" from a copyright perspective.  You'd need to make a more substantial change involving some original content for this to be genuinely meaningful....


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