[thelist] OT? Making same modification to large number of files

ben morrison morrison.ben at gmail.com
Fri Feb 9 04:03:12 CST 2007

On 2/9/07, Barney Carroll <barney at textmatters.com> wrote:
> I've been given the odious task of making amendments to a legacy site.
> It was made in the good old days of 'individually hard code 300 pages'.
> I need to change a small amount of text in the footer that appears on
> every single page.
> Anybody know an easy method (maybe unix command?) to achieve this
> conceptually simple but practically odious task?

Most editors will allow you to do a find and replace using different
file options - open files/directory/folder etc. Would that work? Make
sure you make a backup beforehand.


Ben Morrison

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