sed -i.$(date +%F@%T) 's/^LogLevel warn/LogLevel debug/g' httpd.conf

Search replace with Ansible style timestamps

ls httpd.conf httpd.conf.2015-07-22@14:43:20

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By: zlemini
2015-07-22 14:47:26

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