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recursively replace every instance of a word in a directory from linux command line

I have a directory with several subdirectories that all contain text files. In these text files, there is a certain word that occurs over and over again, and I want to replace every instance. My ...
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How can I do a text find and replace with a standard batch file?

Without any additional tools, using just the command line that comes with Windows 7, how can I create a batch file that will perform a file and replace of some text in a file?
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Any Repeating text/phrase finder function/software for text editor? replace/remove?

I compile my own PDF for my personal use from texts copied from other sources and other ebooks I have purchased. When I copy texts from other PDFs, the chapter title, page # and book titile appear ...
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Regular Expressions find/replace

How to I do a search for @anydomain.anyTLD using regular expressions?
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How to replace every text in a Mac folder?

In Mac OS, how do I find and replace a certain text in all of a directory and its sub directories?
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I want to replace a number with successive numbers, starting at 1 and going up

I'm aware that this is something people can easily program, but I'm not familiar with those things, so I was hoping there was an easier solution. I've edited a large database of questions, including ...
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How to scrub a document of all text between brackets with find and replace

I have a log file and I need to find all instances of <password> hash here </password> and remove the hash and replace it with some dummy text like aaa-aaa-aaa-aaaa. The recurring search ...
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How can I search and replace in multiple Word files?

I am looking for a way to do search and replace in many Word (.doc) files (for the purpose of automation of the process). The software I found so far only allows me to search, but not replace. How ...
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Text-Editing program : muti-search-replace/multi-regex?

I have a long and arduous text file, and I need to do lots and lots of the same search-replaces on it inside of selections. Is there a text editing program where I can do multiple find/replace (or ...
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Replace newline character with another in Word 2007

Using Microsoft Word 2007, is it possible to replace the newline character (\n) with some other character? What about vice versa? (That is replace a character with the newline character).
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Subversion / Tortoise : Replace string in all repositories?

Does someone know an elegant way to replace a string in all Subversion repositories? Something like: Search for "Facebook" and replace it by "Twitter"? Or is the only possible solution to check out ...
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Is there a find and replace application with multiple rules?

I'm looking for a search and replace tool that takes a list of rules and either a file (or directory) and runs those rules on the files. I have a bunch of different things that need to be changed in ...
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grep + sed for find & replace fun!

I have a dev copy of a website set up that has quite a few hardcoded references to its live counterpart. I would like to replace all occurrences of "www." with "dev." in all files. I think I can use ...
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Notepad++ excluding find filters

In Notepad++ I want to search in all file types except one. For instance: I want to search in all files but not .class files. Can the Notepad++ filter can be configured to work this way?
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How to replace html using dreamweaver's “find and replace”?

I want to do find and replace for example . In dreamweaver's find and replace <p><strong>Business Development</strong></p> into <h4>Business Development</h4> I have to change in ...
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Microsoft Project 2003 - How to do a “find” in non-expanded nodes?

I am using Microsoft Project 2003 find command. When I choose ctrl+f and type a string to search for, MS Project only appears to search tree nodes that are expanded. Is there a way to get MS Project ...
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What is the easiest way to do PCRE-style regexp search/replace for MS Word?

You can do this by cut+paste to another RTF editor that supports them, but this does all kinds of horrid things if you want to reimport the text, like mess up tracked changes. Is there something like ...
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Search and replace tool that can handle multiple files and subfolders [closed]

I'm looking for a tool which can search/replace within file contents for a broad range of file types (i.e. it should, if possible, process the maximum possible number of file types like .txt, .sql, ...
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How to replace spaces with dashes?

I am looking to replace spaces between words in a field with dashes "-" Example: From: "See it here" To: "See-it-here" customer faqs how we can help planning your budget customer case ...
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Komodo Edit: How to use Tabs and Carriage Returns in Find/Replace?

In NoteTab Pro, I could use tabs and returns in the find and replace dialogs by using ^t and ^p. Now I have switched to Komodo Edit which is much more powerful, and I can't find any way to search for ...
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How to find and replace link paths in multiple Excel files at once

We have a huge folder containing office documents on our server. IT wants to change the name of the folder from Mehper_repository to Planning_reports. Since most of the Excel files in the subfolders ...
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How to remove this symbol “^@” with vim?

I have some files that are corrupted with this symbol: ^@ It's not part of the string; it's not searchable. How do I substitute this symbol with nothing, or how do I delete this symbol? Here ...
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Notepad++ find string with a new-line and replace

[Notepad++ Question] How do I use find-and-replace to replace the attribute of a series of tags using expression? Case scenario: Let's say I have a couple of lines of something like this: ...
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Is there a GUI in Ubuntu for folder based find and replace?

Is there a GUI in Ubuntu for directory based mass find and replace? Preferrably one that works similar to Adobe Dreamweaver's find and replace system.
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How do I do a string replace in all PHP files recursively on Linux?

I have a function name that was misspelled, and I want to change it. The function is called in many places of the project. How can I do this with a Linux command on SUSE?
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Find and replace multiple blank lines

How do I use the find and replace function in notepad to delete multiple blank lines in a text file?
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Notepad++ Delete Lines with Find & Replace

Does anyone know how to delete a line using Find & Replace in Notepad++ ? In my Find query it finds the proper lines okay: ^.pPrev.$ In the Replace field, I leave it blank thinking the line ...
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Find & Replace in blogger

(I just learnt that Yahoo are shutting down Geocities, this is a bummer as I used my account there to host two icons, in the days when Blogger didn't upload gifs. Now those two icons are referenced in ...