[Tfug] Quick command line question...

brandon brandons.daemon at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 08:49:16 MST 2010

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 8:41 AM, Jim March <1.jim.march at gmail.com> wrote:

> Folks,
> Say I've got a bunch of text files in a directory...all ending with
> .TXT...a dozen or so.
> I know that in some, a particular word isn't spelled right - say,
> "regurjitation".  I want to do a command to search for that and
> replace it with "regurgitation" across all files where the bad one is
> found, and save all files to their original names.
> Any help appreciated :).
> Jim
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Hi Jim-
Not sure what distro you are using but there is a nice perl utility 'rename'
that is on most.

man rename

Then you can do something like this to get an idea of what would happen.
rename -n 's/regurjitation/regurgitation/' *.TXT

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