Re: Replacing text within a bunch of files
From: Ed Wilts (ewilts_at_ewilts.org)
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 15:21:46 -0500 To: Chris <email@example.com>, General Red Hat Linux discussion list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Sat, Apr 10, 2004 at 01:17:33PM -0700, Chris wrote:
> Okay, one more small question :-)
> Can you force it to apply only to certain files, say *.html ?
Sure - just change the find command.
> It's trying to do this in binary files and all sorts of files that
> either won't have the string I'm trying to replace, or should not even
> attempt to modify such other files - just html documents.
find -name '*.html' -type -f
find has a *lot* of options that let you be as specific as you want to
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 1:10 PM
> Subject: Re: Replacing text within a bunch of files
> > Thanks Ed!!
> > That works perfectly.
> > Adam
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Ed Wilts" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 12:49 PM
> > Subject: Re: Replacing text within a bunch of files
> > > find -type f | xargs -n 1 replace old_string new_string --
> > >
> > > The latter will do an inplace replacement.
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