[clug] global string replacement
kim.holburn at anu.edu.au
Fri Aug 15 16:38:19 EST 2003
At 4:33 PM +1000 03/8/15, Steven Hanley wrote:
>On Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 04:23:39PM +1000, Adrian Blake wrote:
>> I need to do a global string replacement on multiple files within a
>> e.g. replace KPushButton with QPushButton
>> with multiple occurrences per file on all files within a directory.
>> There must be a one line command, but what is it?
>perl -i -pne 's/KPushButton/QPushButton/g' *
>-i is inplace editing, e is execute, n is line at a time input, cant
>remember p off the top of my head.
You only need p. n is go through the file 1 line at a time. p is go through the file a line at a time and print after executing any commands.
perl -pi -e 's/KPushButton/QPushButton/g' *
>The * is assuming you run the command from the directory you want to do it
>in and that you want to perform this on all files there.
>using perl because overkill is just enough <g>
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