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Old 03-19-2014
Replacing a string

Hi All,

I have a many folders in a directory under which there are many subdirectories containing text files containing the word "shyam" in them.I want all the files in all the directories containing "shyam to "ram" ??

sed "s/shyam/ram/g" does it ??But anyone can help me with the script ??


Last edited by vbe; 03-19-2014 at 10:46 AM.. Reason: icode tags
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Old 03-19-2014
I did not test this, but something like...
find <top-level-directory> -type f | while read INFILE
        if grep -q shyam ${INFILE} 
                sed -e "s/shyam/ram/g" ${INFILE} > tmpfile
                mv tmpfile ${INFILE}

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Old 03-19-2014
It worked..

Thanks a lot..

one doubt though..What does the sed "-e" do ?
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Old 03-19-2014
If you have a doubt about what a command option does, you should first consult the command's manual page.
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