P at draigBrady.com wrote:
> Paul Biggar wrote:
>>>> I have a large directory containing code, data, scripts and documents,
>> all ASCII. I want to do a global rename, that is for every instance of
>> foo, I want it replaced with bar, whether its in a file name or inside
>> a file, or anywhere, in fact.
>>>> Does a utility to do this exist? Or should I just script it?
>>> A simple script should do. The following is untested:
Fixing some obvious mistakes:
find /large/dir |
while read name; do
new_name=`echo $name | sed 's/foo/bar/g'`
[ "$name" != "$new_name" ] && mv "$name" "$new_name"
if [ -f "$new_name" ]; then
sed 's/foo/bar/g' < "$new_name" > /tmp/rename.$$
mv -f /tmp/rename.$$ "$new_name"
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