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Re: Favourite One-liners?

by Tanktalus (Canon)
on Jun 28, 2005 at 01:35 UTC ( #470442=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Favourite One-liners?

perl -pi~ -e 's/foo/bar/' *.xyz

I often have to go through a list of files and make minor tweaks to them. And we're talking about 150-200 files. It blows my coworkers' minds away that I can do search&replace that quickly.

IIRC, this is actually what got me started on perl in the first place. I am waaaay too lazy.

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