Unix Tip #4500- July 7, 2013


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FIND AND EDIT STRINGS


Ever found a need to find
for a particular string
across the file system and
edit all those files which
contains that particular
string??

Here is a simple way.

Suppose you want to search
for a pattern "mphasis" across
file system and edit those
files..

Just type this at the
command prompt:

vi `find . -name "*" -exec grep -l mphasis {} \; -print`


This tip is supported by: Manjunath.Alkod@mphasis.com

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