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Old 06-10-2003, 09:36 AM   #1
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find and replace in files from command line


I have about 60+ files that have a login and password in them lets just say its

DBI->connect ('davesbedroom',"masterman","secluded",'Oracle');

I need to change everyone of those files to read

DBI->connect ('davesbedroom',"masterman","jojo",'Oracle');

How can I do this from the linux command line easy?
 
Old 06-10-2003, 09:46 AM   #2
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use "sed -e "s/something/something completely different/g"", maybe do: "for i in (list of files); do cp "$i" "$i.backup"
cat "$i" | sed -e "s/masterman/jojo/g" > "$i.tmp"; mv -f "$i.tmp" "$i"
done; find . -type f -name \*.backup > tarlist; tar -czf backups_$$.tgz -T tarlist --remove-files; rm -f tarlist"
 
Old 06-10-2003, 10:45 AM   #3
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Hey that works great!! Where did you learn to shell script so well? give a young jedi some help. is there an oreilly book you read?
 
Old 06-10-2003, 11:06 AM   #4
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problem is i can do the script for one file.. having a hard time doing the (list of file); i keep getting
./somescript.sh: line 3: syntax error near unexpected token `('
./somescript.sh: line 3: `for i in (bucka,fucka);'
 
Old 06-10-2003, 11:27 AM   #5
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i fixed it... i just picked up oreilly's "linus in a nutshell a desktop reference" and i am a scripting mad man!!
 
  


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