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I trying to search and replace using Perl on the command line, not sure how to escape the apostrophe in the command.

ie. Replace Latest's -> Latest
perl -pi -e 's/Latest''s/Latest/g' *.pl <- doesn't work


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Here is the line that worked for me:

perl -pi.bak -e "s/Latest\'s/Latest/g;" 1.pl

I think you should use \' (backslash ') to escape the apostrophe.

Sincerely,
Boris
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