APM: Modify in place and Argument list too long

David Bluestein II dbii at mudpuddle.com
Mon Mar 17 12:57:34 CST 2003

I'm doing a perl modify in place for a directory full of html files, yet I
have several directories which have too many files for this:

bash# perl -pi -e 's/oldtext/newtext/g' *html
bash: /bin/perl: Argument list too long

Any suggestions on how to work with this? The most files in a directory are


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