Quickly search and replace string with Regular expression in multiple files using perl

2010-01-27 1 min read Linux
for i in *; do perl -p -w -e ’s/a(.*)b.*/d$1e/g’ $i > temp/$i; done for i in *; do perl -pi -w -e ’s/a(.*)b.*/d$1e/g’ $i ; done The first one can be used when you want to preserve the original file. The redirection will cause the file with replaced string to be written to the new location in the temp directory. Modify the same according to your needs. The second can be used to modify the files in-line. Continue reading