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mkingiii
post Oct 24 2006, 04:20 AM
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I am sure this is a relatively simple problem, but I am a novice at linux and need the answer quickly as it is critical to other work. I need to find and replace the same text in multiple files. After a quick search of linux commands, I found a sight that attributed the command gawk with the ability to find and replace text. However, the sight does not give an example of the full sequence of commands to use gawk to find and replace text, only that it can be used to do it. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could provide me with an example of the full command sequence to find and replace text. Thank you for helping.
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michaelk
post Oct 24 2006, 07:29 AM
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There are many tools that are capable of replacing text.

awk
http://www.student.northpark.edu/pemente/awk/awk1line.txt

sed
http://www.student.northpark.edu/pemente/sed/sed1line.txt
sed example
sed -e 's/oldstuff/newstuff/g' inputFileName > outputFileName
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