bash script to create text in a file or replace value of text if already exists
I have 20+ servers built with the same build of RedHat.
There are multiple files who's contents I need to change on each box.
I'm guessing some sort of script that does the following is what I need but don't know syntax.
Script that does:
1. Searches each file for specific text.
a. if text not found (ADD FIELD=VALUE)
b. if text IS found (REMOVE LINE and ADD FIELD=VALUE).
I'm looking to:
add/modify grub password in /etc/grub.conf
change PUBLIC to 'other value' in /etc/snmp/snmp.conf
add/modify lines in /etc/sysctl.conf
IF someone could give me an idea on some sort of IF loop that looks for TEXT, replaces entire line if exists
IF doesn't exist
That should help.
Thanks in advance
I'd recommend Perl for that. Im hoping you don't allow root ssh logins. Instead designate a normal user to have sufficient privs via sudo and use that.Perl has modules for you to be able to script your stuff even under those requirements.
Actually, this is exactly the sort of issue Perl was originally designed for. There's even an O'Reilly book:
http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781565926097/index.html (Perl for System Admin)
Hi, here's what I came up with:
rsync might be an idea for files whose contents you want to be the same everywhere.
Even if not, you can build a 'correct' set on a master box, then just loop/rsync them across. Might be simplest option.
That's an interesting idea. Yes, that would simplify things a lot.
Actually used to work at a Merchant Bank where we used that system :)
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