How to replace a string in multiple files in linux command line?

Sometimes there are surprises even for long-time developers and linux users. One of these is the commandline tool rpl: , see

You don’t have to struggle with tools like sed in combination with find or grep. Just use a single tool! For example:

rpl -v foo bar '**/*.txt'

It replaces “foo” with “bar” in all .txt files recursively.


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