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Re: search across linebreaks

From: J G Miller
Subject: Re: search across linebreaks
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 14:43:22 +0000 (UTC)
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On Sunday, February 17th, 2013, at 08:13:52h -0500,
Jude DaShiell suggested:

> On Sun, 17 Feb 2013, Eric Abrahamsen wrote:
>> I'm going to need to do a large scale search-and-replace on a series of
>> text files, using a sort of dictionary or hash-table of search terms and
>> their replacement.
> Think sed ...

For what is required, sed is not going to be adequate.

awk at the very minimum, and preferably perl, or for those
who are object oriented, python, or maybe ruby.

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