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FART - Find And Replace Text command line utility

Find And Replace Text command line utility. New & improved version of the well-known grep command, with advanced features such as: case-adaption of the replace string; find (& replace) in filenames, auto CVS edit.

To replace "softwear" with "software" in all html files.
fart --c-style *.html softwear software

Usage: FART [options] [--] [,...] [find_string] [replace_string]

-h --help Show this help message (ignores other options)
-q --quiet Suppress output to stdio / stderr
-V --verbose Show more information
-r --recursive Process sub-folders recursively
-c --count Only show filenames, match counts and totals
-i --ignore-case Case insensitive text comparison
-v --invert Print lines NOT containing the find string
-n --line-number Print line number before each line (1-based)
-w --word Match whole word (uses C syntax, like grep)
-f --filename Find (and replace) filename instead of contents
-B --binary Also search (and replace) in binary files (CAUTION)
-C --c-style Allow C-style extended characters (\xFF\0\t\n\r\\ etc.)
--cvs Skip cvs dirs; execute "cvs edit" before changing files
-a --adapt Adapt the case of replace_string to found string
-b --backup Make a backup of each changed file
-p --preview Do not change the files but print the changes


Perform batch find and replace operations over multiple text files.

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