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

Michael G Schwern schwern at pobox.com
Wed Oct 20 19:13:17 CDT 2004

On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 04:22:39PM -0700, Randall Hansen wrote:
> 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*?

perl -0777 -pi -e 's/foo/bar/g' file1 ...

Michael G Schwern        schwern at pobox.com  http://www.pobox.com/~schwern/
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