[sword-devel] Automated Shell Script

David Burry sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 07 Dec 2000 11:47:42 -0800

You need to escape your escapes, or escape your escapes of your escapes, etc...  i.e. a double or quadruple backslash... Just start adding backslashes until it works.


At 12:58 AM 12/7/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Hey Everyone, 
>      A couple weeks ago I sent in a question about how I could replace a 
>string of texts in a whole bunch of files at once. I was given the following 
>as a way to do it: 
>grep -l "the sun is green" *.html|xargs perl -p -i -e s/"the sun is 
>green"/"the sun is yellow"/g 
>Anyways the problem I found was when I was trying to update a string of text: 
>Site Updated 11/29/00 to Site Updated 12/6/00 I was unable to do it sense the 
>back slash is used in the syntax of the command. Is there anyway I can get 
>around this so that it just reads it as the character "/" in the file, so 
>that I can easy change these values. Thanks for your time.