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Old 01-22-2004, 01:15 PM   #1
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is there a linux utility....


I need a utility to replace text strings in a text file with a second string. I need to do this on a large set of files.

Is there a linux utility for this?

Thanks!
 
Old 01-22-2004, 01:24 PM   #2
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sed

http://cs.smith.edu/~jfrankli/250f00/sed.html

first hit in google, probably only 30,000 more turorials out there.

R.O.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 01:28 PM   #3
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use:
chcase -x 's/before/after/' '*'

you may have to google chcase and install it.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 01:29 PM   #4
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oh, sorry chcase is for filenames
 
Old 01-22-2004, 01:45 PM   #5
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sed seems to fit the bill.

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