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Re: Command line search and replace



On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 11:52:26PM -0800, kmself@ix.netcom.com wrote:

:> My vote for most elegant:
:> 
:> find . -name *.txt -exec sed s/foo/boo/g {} \;
:>                 {} refers to file found  ^  ^must have \; to terminate
:> 					     -exec
:
:This solution doesn't create an output file for each input file, as
:requested.

I must have joind the thread late as I don't see that requirement,
simply fixed by assing another -exec clause, 

find . -name *.txt -exec cp {} {}.tmp \; -exec sed s/foo/boo/g {} \; 

or writing a small shell/perl/sed/awk/whatever script that take the
original file as input ad -exec'ing that.

-Jon



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