Recursive string change

You want recursive change one string to another, it’s simple, you need a list with full file name path called ‘output_list’, and run command bellow:

cat output_list|while read line;
cp -p $line $line.bkp;
cat $line |sed ‘s/SOURCE_STRING/TARGET_STRING/g’ > $line.bkp && mv $line.bkp $line;

Keep in mind it’s a DANGEROUS command, double check your file list, and if necessary,  make a full backup from you system.

It will run on UNIX(ES) and Linux.


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