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recursive search and replace old with new string, inside files

Terminal - recursive search and replace old with new string, inside files
$rpl -R oldstring newstring folder
2009-12-09 03:15:31
User: johnraff
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recursive search and replace old with new string, inside files

If you can install rpl it's simpler to use and faster than combinations of find, grep and sed.

See man rpl for various options.

time on above operation: real 0m0.862s, user 0m0.548s, sys 0m0.180s

using find + sed: real 0m3.546s, user 0m1.752s, sys 0m1.580s

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Available in debian/ubuntu, unsurprisingly as package 'rpl' .

Comment by bwoodacre 290 weeks and 3 days ago

Thanks for the hint, very nice tool!

Comment by speaker 270 weeks and 2 days ago

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