Using sed to replace all strings in a file

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As part of our test environment rebuild one of the first things we tackled was moving the databases to the new virtual environment, this means changing the database address in a lot of config files, fortunately sed makes this job really easy!


sed -i s/olddatabase/newdatabase/g *.xml

We’re also using CNAMEs now for the addresses to make this change a lot easier next time the database moves hardware 🙂

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