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Re: Replacing text within a bunch of files



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
be.

        .../Ed
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chris" <redhat-list dotcomdesigners 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" <ewilts ewilts 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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Ed Wilts, Mounds View, MN, USA
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