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Old 07-09-2011
To replace a keyword for a number of files in a path

I have to search for a keyword (UTF-16) in xml file and if the keyword is found i have to convert the encoding type in the file to UTF-8 and then replace the keyword inside the file from UTF-16 to UTF-8.
I have the code which is working for one file but for number of files in a path its not working please help..

sed -n '/UTF/p' q.xml
iconv -f UTF-16 -t UTF-8 q.xml > t.xml 
sed 's/UTF-16/UTF-8/g' t.xml > q.xml
rm -f t.xml

if i use ,

for i in `find . -type f | xargs sed -n '/UTF/p'`
iconv -f UTF-16 -t UTF-8 $i > $i.old
sed 's/UTF-16/UTF-8/g' $i.old > $i

this code is not working..
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Last edited by pludi; 07-09-2011 at 12:26 PM..
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Old 07-09-2011
post the output of this command

find . -type f | xargs sed -n '/UTF/p'

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Old 07-11-2011
After executing this command te problem i am facing is ,
Since my shell script also has UTF keyword its trying to convert that to UTF-8 format and so many unknown files are getting created.
can i place my shell script outside the folder and run it ?
please help..
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