Solved

Many Files - Change

Posted on 1997-05-02
3
187 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I am using C-shell .

I would like to change the contents of many files at once
i.e. change say the occurrence of 'xyz' in many files to
'abc' .
All the files are in one directory .

I guess I need to create an executable file - I've tried one
starting with '# /bin/csh -f' and this works OK .

Thanks - Brian Roberts
0
Comment
Question by:BlueFin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
fsgreen earned 100 total points
ID: 2006259
here's a script that will do it:

#!/bin/csh
foreach i (*)
sed s/"xyz"/"abc"/ < $i > tempfile
mv tempfile $i
end

      doug.
0
 

Author Comment

by:BlueFin
ID: 2006260
This is the first time I've used experts-exchange and the
answer I have received solves my problem .
I am very pleased with this .
I am not sure about your grading system re
excellent and good - as I don't know how easy my
question was to answer for an expert .
0
 

Expert Comment

by:smagt
ID: 2006261
There also exists a program called "fgres" - fast grep and substitute, available from several ftp servers.
0

Featured Post

Ready to get started with anonymous questions?

It's easy! Check out this step-by-step guide for asking an anonymous question on Experts Exchange.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

My previous tech tip, Installing the Solaris OS From the Flash Archive On a Tape (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/OS/Unix/Solaris/Installing-the-Solaris-OS-From-the-Flash-Archive-on-a-Tape.html), discussed installing the Solaris Operating S…
I promised to write further about my project, and here I am.  First, I needed to setup the Primary Server.  You can read how in this article: Setup FreeBSD Server with full HDD encryption (http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Unix/BSD/FreeBSD/A_3660-S…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.
Suggested Courses

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question