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NAME

       replace - a string-replacement utility

SYNOPSIS

       replace arguments

DESCRIPTION

       The replace utility program changes strings in place in files or on the standard input.

       Invoke replace in one of the following ways:

           shell> replace from to [from to] ... -- file_name [file_name] ...
           shell> replace from to [from to] ... < file_name

       from represents a string to look for and to represents its replacement. There can be one
       or more pairs of strings.

       Use the -- option to indicate where the string-replacement list ends and the file names
       begin. In this case, any file named on the command line is modified in place, so you may
       want to make a copy of the original before converting it.  replace prints a message
       indicating which of the input files it actually modifies.

       If the -- option is not given, replace reads the standard input and writes to the standard
       output.

       replace uses a finite state machine to match longer strings first. It can be used to swap
       strings. For example, the following command swaps a and b in the given files, file1 and
       file2:

           shell> replace a b b a -- file1 file2 ...

       The replace program is used by msql2mysql. See msql2mysql(1).

       replace supports the following options.

       ·   -?, -I

           Display a help message and exit.

       ·   -#debug_options

           Enable debugging.

       ·   -s

           Silent mode. Print less information what the program does.

       ·   -v

           Verbose mode. Print more information about what the program does.

       ·   -V

           Display version information and exit.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 1997, 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

       This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it only under
       the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation;
       version 2 of the License.

       This documentation is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
       WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with the program;
       if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor,
       Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA or see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

SEE ALSO

       For more information, please refer to the MySQL Reference Manual, which may already be
       installed locally and which is also available online at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/.

AUTHOR

       Oracle Corporation (http://dev.mysql.com/).