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That "^M" is Ctrl-M, which is a carriage return, and is not needed in Unix file systems.
Where ^V is actually Ctrl-V and ^M is actually Ctrl-M (you must type these yourself, don't just copy and paste this command). ^V will not be displayed on your screen.
Find all files that contain string XXX in them, change the string from XXX to YYY, make a backup copy of the file and save a list of files changed in /tmp/fileschanged.
This removes the type prefix used in Hungarian notation (v. bad) for PHP variables. Eg. variables of the form $intDays, $fltPrice, $arrItems, $objLogger convert to $days, $price, $Items, $logger.
Quick command to check if Perl library is installed on your server.
joins multiple lines to create single line with comma separated values. for example if we have an email addresses one per line (copy&paste from spreadsheet) it will oputput one line with comman separated addresses to put it to email client.
Encodes HTML entities from input (file or stdin) so it's possible to directly past the result to a blog or HTML source file.
This script first find all files which contains word xxxxx recursively. Then replace the word xxxxx to yyyyy of the files.
- Web site domain change
- Function name change of the program
syntax follows regular command line expression.
example: let's say you have a directory (with subdirs) that has say 4000 .php files.
All of these files were made via script, but uh-oh, there was a typo!
if the typo is "let's go jome!" but you meant it to say "let's go home!"
find . -name "*.php" | xargs perl -pi -e "s/let\'s\ go\ jome\!/let\'s\ go\ home\!/g"
all better :)
multiline: find . -name "*.php" | xargs perl -p0777i -e 's/knownline1\nknownline2/replaced/m'
indescriminate line replace: find ./ -name '*.php' | xargs perl -pi -e 's/\".*$\"/\new\ line\ content/g'
changes THIS to THAT in all files matching fileglob* without using secondary files
Bork, bork, bork!
To keep it short, the first terminal line doesn't show a prompt.
Replaces every ocurrence of 'old' for 'new' in all files specified. After the 'i' char you can put a '~' or whatever to create a backup file for each replaced with the name equal to the original plus character.
sometimes you got conflicts using SSH (host changing ip, ip now belongs to a different machine) and you need to edit the file and remove the offending line from known_hosts. this does it much easier.
the addition of ".bk" to the regular "pie" idiom makes perl create a backup of every file with the extension ".bk", in case it b0rks something and you want it back
The "g" at the end is for global, meaning replace all occurrences and not just the first one.