[Pdx-pm] filewise (not linewise) in-place editing?

Randall Hansen randall at sonofhans.net
Wed Oct 20 18:22:39 CDT 2004

folks ~

i've just needed to munge a group of files to change and concatenate 
data on several lines into one line.  usually i do something like:

perl -pi -e 's/foo/bar/g' file1 ...

this wouldn't work, since -p reads input files linewise.

i wrote a little script to solve my problem, it resets $/ and sucks the 
whole file into a variable, munges it, and writes it.  is there a way 
to do this in a one-liner, similar to the above*?



and not including "./munge_in_place.pl 's/foo/bar/g' file1 ..."  ;)

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