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Re: Changing file contents

by rnahi (Curate)
on May 29, 2003 at 08:06 UTC ( #261509=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Changing file contents

This one liner

perl -i.bak -pe 's/123456/234165/' filename

will change only one occurrence of the pattern, modify your file in place and save the old one with a ".bak" extension.

To change every occurrence of the pattern, use

s/123456/234165/g

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