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Hi everyone, I just used wget -r to get all the files of a website and was wondering the best way to find and replace and a certain word that is present hundreds of times in the seventy files I extracted. To avoid doing this manually, I was wondering if I could do this in one attempt and avoid clocking many hours. There are multiple files of many types so I was wondering if there is an application that you guys might know that can do that. Thanks for your time.

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CMD can do this with;

sed s/[keyword]/[replacement]/g [filename] > [new filename]

BASH can do this with;

replacetext [filename] [keyword] [replacement]

where 'Keyword' is the word you wish to replace, 'filename' is the file(s) in which you want to change the keyword (wildcards allowed, e.g.; *.txt), and 'replacement' is what you want to amend the keyword to.

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