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File editing script

Posted on 2014-03-17
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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.
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find directory -type f -print0 | xargs -0 perl -i.bak -pe 's#(?!^)//#///<#g; s#^//#///#'
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