find and replace

Posted on 2009-04-26
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Hi All

I want to search the whole filesystem for nobody@noreply.com and replace it with another email address.

Any ideas on how to do this?
Question by:willa666
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find / -type f -exec grep -l 'nobody@noreply.com' {} \; | xargs -i sed -i 's/nobody@noreply.com/another@email.address/' {}
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might be easier to read as a code snippet
find / -type f -exec grep -l 'nobody@noreply.com' {} \; | xargs -i sed -i 's/nobody@noreply.com/another@email.address/' {}

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Hi Tintin

Kewl and if i want to limit the search replace to a certain directory i can just do

 find /var/www/vhosts/ -type f....


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