sed experts. Help

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Oct 23 15:28:28 BST 2008

Alexander Smirnov wrote:

> Rick Knight wrote:
>> Sed experts,
>> I have a bunch of php scripts, over 1000, that all need to have 1 line
>> removed. The line begins with...
>> <?php eval(base64_decode(
>> and is at the top of each file. How would I construct a sed command to
>> remove this line from every file in a directory and it's subs?
>> Thanks,
>> Rick
> why sed? you can use excluding option of grep:
> $grep - v  "<?php eval(base64_decode( "
> will match every line but not mentioned.

OK, and then how do you get the output into 1000 different files?  

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