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Old 09-11-2013, 05:17 PM   #1
Fingers of Fudge
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Replace all instances of a word in a group of files?


How would I replace all instances of a word in a group of files? I have Slackware installed and would like to know how from bash command line.

What I want to do is replace the word mislike with the word dislike in a group of .htm files

Thanks in advance :-)
 
Old 09-11-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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Try sed

http://www.grymoire.com/Unix/Sed.html
 
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:29 PM   #3
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ah okay....just had a flick through

will be something like:

Sed s/mislike/dislike *.htm

I will have a proper read and a play around :-)

E2A: thank you for the point in the right direction should be able to work it out from here I reckon :-)

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