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Replace a string with another string in all files

sed -i 's/old_word/new_word/g' *.txt

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sed 's/old_word/new_word/g' input.txt > output.txt

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replace old_word new_word < input.txt > output.txt

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grep -rl 'windows' ./ | xargs sed -i 's/windows/linux/g'
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replace-a-string-with-another-string-in-all-files
<table class="highlighttable"><tr><td class="linenos"><div class="linenodiv"><pre><a href="#L-1"> 1</a> <a href="#L-2"> 2</a> <a href="#L-3"> 3</a> <a href="#L-4"> 4</a> <a href="#L-5"> 5</a> <a href="#L-6"> 6</a> <a href="#L-7"> 7</a> <a href="#L-8"> 8</a> <a href="#L-9"> 9</a> <a href="#L-10">10</a> <a href="#L-11">11</a> <a href="#L-12">12</a> <a href="#L-13">13</a></pre></div></td><td class="code"><div class="highlight"><pre><span></span><span id="L-1"><a name="L-1"></a>sed -i <span class="s1">&#39;s/old_word/new_word/g&#39;</span> *.txt </span><span id="L-2"><a name="L-2"></a> </span><span id="L-3"><a name="L-3"></a><span class="c1"># or...</span> </span><span id="L-4"><a name="L-4"></a> </span><span id="L-5"><a name="L-5"></a>sed <span class="s1">&#39;s/old_word/new_word/g&#39;</span> input.txt &gt; output.txt </span><span id="L-6"><a name="L-6"></a> </span><span id="L-7"><a name="L-7"></a><span class="c1"># or...</span> </span><span id="L-8"><a name="L-8"></a> </span><span id="L-9"><a name="L-9"></a>replace old_word new_word &lt; input.txt &gt; output.txt </span><span id="L-10"><a name="L-10"></a> </span><span id="L-11"><a name="L-11"></a><span class="c1"># or...</span> </span><span id="L-12"><a name="L-12"></a> </span><span id="L-13"><a name="L-13"></a>grep -rl <span class="s1">&#39;windows&#39;</span> ./ <span class="p">|</span> xargs sed -i <span class="s1">&#39;s/windows/linux/g&#39;</span> </span></pre></div> </td></tr></table>
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