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Find and Replace in multiple files (Shell script)

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Old Unix and Linux 08-21-2002   -   Original Discussion by jatins_s
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This is a bit simplier.

for y in `ls *`;
do sed "s/ABCD/DCBA/g" $y > temp; mv temp $y;
done