• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 168
  • Last Modified:

File editing script

I need a program which makes the following changes to all the files in a directory and its subdirectories:

- replace "//" with "///", if the "//" is at the beginning of a line
- replace "//" with "///<" if the "//" is not at the beginning of a line.

I would be very grateful for any help.
0
Rothbard
Asked:
Rothbard
1 Solution
 
ozoCommented:
find directory -type f -print0 | xargs -0 perl -i.bak -pe 's#(?!^)//#///<#g; s#^//#///#'
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now