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Old 06-15-2009, 11:13 AM   #1
johnemac
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is there a linux 'change' prog (like old dos 1) for quick change of text in files?


I wrote a little 'change' program which if find very useful (similar to
the old DOS change). I'm just wondering if there's an existing one I
don't know about - did I just re-invent the wheel??
 
Old 06-15-2009, 11:21 AM   #2
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More detail of exactly what you want to do would be good, however I'll take a guess: maybe 'sed' is what you are looking for?

Try `man sed` in a console, or Google for a sed tutorial.

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Old 06-15-2009, 11:22 AM   #3
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You probably should use sed, a stream editor utility, included in most Linux dists i assume, try `man sed`!
 
  


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