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Add 2 lines to beginning of 200 files

I have looked at cat, but cat doesn't do it.

I have over 200 php files, and I want to add some GNU/GPL and copyright stuff to each file at the top.  I want to be able to fire off a script that will add these 2 lines to all 200 *.php files.

Much thanks.

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dougp23
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dougp23
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TintinCommented:
Many ways of doing it and cat *can* do it.

Put your two lines into a file, say /tmp/header

then do

for i in *.php
do
  cat /tmp/header $i >/tmp/$$ && mv /tmp/$$ $i
done


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ozoCommented:
perl -MTie::File -e 'for( @ARGV ){  tie @a, 'Tie::File', $_ or die $_; unshift @a, "line1","line2"; untie @a }' *.php
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