modify a file in place with perl

perl -pi -e 's/THIS/THAT/g' fileglob*
changes THIS to THAT in all files matching fileglob* without using secondary files

By: elofland
2009-02-05 19:19:52

What Others Think

Its surprising how often a change needs making to a file. this sort of magic makes it that little bit easier Nice one....
finkployd · 651 weeks and 6 days ago
This is the same as: sed -i 's/THIS/THAT/g' file
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looneyhans · 24 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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