replace recursive in folder with sed

find <folder> -type f -exec sed -i 's/my big String/newString/g' {} +

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By: aysadk
2018-12-05 00:50:23

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Please warn readers to be sure what they want before executing this command, particularly the -i option of sed, that makes sed editing files in place without backups. Otherwise, it may be quite dangerous.
brunobiondo · 1 week and 2 days ago
Anyway, FreeBSD version: find <folder> -type f -exec sed -i -e 's/my big String/newString/g' {} +
brunobiondo · 1 week and 2 days ago
To make sed make backups during execution, see: https://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/4498/do-a-search-and-replace-in-a-file-after-making-a-backup , and https://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/3192/do-a-search-and-replace-in-a-file-after-making-a-backup. For a perl version see: https://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/3193/do-a-search-and-replace-in-a-file-after-making-a-backup
brunobiondo · 1 week and 2 days 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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