Let's say you have a web site

for I in `find . -name "*.php"`; do sed -i "s/old name/new name/g" $I; done
So you have a web site and you've plastered your significant other's name all over it. But you broke up with them and have some new love in your life. How do you find all those instances of their name and replace them?

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By: ruedu
2009-02-16 17:09:09
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If the files contain white spaces the next version is maybe more useful: find . -name '*.php' -print0 | xargs -0 sed -r -i "s/old name/new name/g"
tijnbraun · 487 weeks and 6 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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