A multi-line search and replace utility that uses Ruby regular expressions for searching and allows back references to captured groups from the pattern to appear in the replacement text.
usage: rr [options] find replace [filenames] rr [options] s/find/replace/ [filenames] rr [options] find find - a regular expression to be run on the entire file as one string the final usage defaults the replacement to the empty string replace - replacement text, \1-\9 and metachars (\n, etc.) are allowed filenames - names of the input files to be parsed, if blank uses STDIN options: --line or -l process line by line instead of all at once (not default) --case or -c makes the regular expression case sensitive (not default) --global or -g process all occurrences in the text (default) --modify or -m changes will directly modify the original file (not default) --only or -o print out only what matches the regex negated options are done by adding 'not' or 'n' in switches like so: --notline or -nl special note: When using bash, if you want backslashes in the replace portion make sure to use the multiple argument usage with single quotes for the replacement. example usage: Replace all a's with e's rr s/a/e/ file rr a e file Doubles the last character on each line and doubles the newline. rr "(.)\n" "\1\1\n\n" file
Replace all a's with e's
rr s/a/e/ file rr a e file
Doubles the last character on each line and doubles the newline.
rr "(.)\n" "\1\1\n\n" file
- Ruby 1.8.6 or greater
sudo gem install regex_replace
or from GitHub:
gem sources -a http://gems.github.com sudo gem install JosephPecoraro-rr
(The MIT License)
Copyright (c) 2008 Joseph Pecoraro
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