recursive search and replace old with new string, inside files

$rpl -R oldstring newstring folder
If you can install rpl it's simpler to use and faster than combinations of find, grep and sed. See man rpl for various options. time on above operation: real 0m0.862s, user 0m0.548s, sys 0m0.180s using find + sed: real 0m3.546s, user 0m1.752s, sys 0m1.580s
Sample Output
john@raffles2:~/Desktop$rpl -R LOCALE LOC**E copy\ of\ ies4linux-2.99.0.1/ 
Replacing "LOCALE" with "LOC**E" (case sensitive) (partial words matched)
..............................................................
A Total of 189 matches replaced in 62 files searched.

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By: johnraff
2009-12-09 03:15:31

What Others Think

Available in debian/ubuntu, unsurprisingly as package 'rpl' .
bwoodacre · 462 weeks ago
Thanks for the hint, very nice tool!
speaker · 442 weeks ago

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