SYNOPSISrpl [-LhiwbqvsRepfdt ] [-x SUFFIX ] Ao Ar old_string Ac Ao Ar new_string Ac Ao target_file ... Ac
DESCRIPTIONBasic usage is to specify two strings and one or more filenames or directories on the command line. The first string is the string to replace, and the second string is the replacement string.
- -h, --help
- A short help text.
- -L, --license
- Show the license and exit.
- -x SUFFIX
- Search only files ending with SUFFIX e.g. ``.txt'' May be specified multiple times.
- -i, --ignore-case
- Ignore the case of old_string
- -w, --whole-words
- Make old_string match only on word boundaries.
- -b, --backup
- Move the original files to filename~ before replacing them.
- -q, --quiet
- Quiet mode.
- -v, --verbose
- Verbose mode.
- -s, --dry-run
- Simulation mode, no files are changed.
- -R, --recursive
- Recurse into subdirectories.
- -e, --escape
- Expand escape sequences in old_string and new_string Examples of escape sequences are `\n' (new-line), `\t' (tab), `\x42' (hexadecimal number 42), `\033' (octal number 033).
- -p, --prompt
- Prompt for confirmation before replacing each file.
- -f, --force
- Ignore errors when trying to restore permissions and file ownership.
- -d, --keep-times
- Keep modification times when replacing files.
- -t, --use-tmpdir
- Use a temporary directory for storing temporary files, usually the value of the environment variable TMPDIR The default is to put temporary files in the same directory as the file being modified.
- -a, --all
- Do not ignore files and directories starting with .
IMPLEMENTATION NOTESAn effort has been made to make the program behave as much as the original rpl as necessary. Where it has been possible to make improvements, improvements have been made. This implementation lacks many of the bugs in the original.
EXAMPLESReplace all occurences of ``F'' (on word boundaries) with ``A'' in all text files under the grades/ directory:
$ rpl -Rwd -x'.txt' 'F' 'A' grades/
HISTORYThis program was written for Debian as a free replacement for the non-free rpl program by Joe Laffey.
AUTHORSAn Göran Weinholt Aq [email protected] .