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#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; + use Getopt::Declare; # $Id: multiline_inplace_edit.pl,v 1.5 2003/08/07 00:44:02 adamm Exp $ our $VERSION = 0.01; our $usage_spec = <<'UsageSpec'; [strict] Edit files in-place using a single regex that will be applied to the entire file as a string. <regex> regex to be applied to files [required] <files>... one or more files to slurp in and run regex ag +ainst [required] WARNING: the first argument is added to an eval block! Example: ./edit.pl 's/your([\n\s]*?)friend/joe${1}${2}/ms' foo.txt UsageSpec our $args = new Getopt::Declare ($usage_spec) or die; local $/; for (@{$args->{'<files>'}}) { open (FH, "< $_") or die "error opening $_ for reading: $!"; my $whole_file = <FH>; my $matching_code = '{ $whole_file =~ ' . $args->{'<regex>'} . ' }'; eval $matching_code; die $@ if $@; close(FH) or die "error closing $!"; open (FH, "> $_") or die "error opening $_ for writing: $!"; print FH $whole_file; close(FH) or warn "error closing $!"; }

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