for i in `ls *xml`; do sed -e 's,oldpassword,newpassword,g' $i > $i.2 && mv -f $i.2 $i ; done

Change password in list of xml files with for and sed

By: irraz
2009-04-24 08:53:40

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En fait l'option -i de sed sert ? modifier le fichier que tu manipules directement , sans utiliser de fichier temporaire :)
Keruspe · 473 weeks and 4 days ago
touch a\ file.xml for i in `ls *xml`; do sed -e 's,oldpassword,newpassword,g' $i > $i.2 && mv -f $i.2 $i ; done sed: can't read a: No such file or directory sed: can't read file.xml: No such file or directory Broken. Do you really have plaintext-passwords in your xml-files? Scary...
OJM · 473 weeks and 4 days ago
This is stupid. Please, remove it!!! The proper way of doing this is: for i in *.xml; do sed -i 's/foo/bar/g' "$i"; done
ubersoldat · 473 weeks and 4 days ago
or: sed -i 's/foo/bar/g' *.xml or: perl -i -pe 's/foo/bar/g' *.xml
tedkozma · 460 weeks and 4 days ago

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