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git-sed: replace patterns in git-controlled files

NAME

git-sed - replace patterns in git-controlled files

SYNOPSIS

git-sed [ -c ] [ -f flags ] search replacement

DESCRIPTION

Run git grep and then send results to sed for replacement with the given flags, if -f is provided.

Also runs git commit if -c is provided.

OPTIONS

-c

commit the resulting changes with a standard commit message detailing the exact command ran. will fail if there are unstaged changes.

-f <flags>

will use the given regex flags in the sed command (for example "g" replaces multiple times on the same line).

<search>

the pattern passed to grep and to the first part of the sed expression.

<replacement>

the replacement passed to sed, the second part of the sed expression.

EXAMPLES

$ git sed 'my_function' 'do_stuff'
# ... only does the changes, without committing
$ git commit -m"use proper function name"
$ git sed -c 'do_stuff' 'stuff'
# .. does the changes and a commit
$ git sed -f g do_stuff stuff
# .. g is actually pretty important, otherwise you will miss some
# stuff!

AUTHOR

Written by Antoine Beaupré <anarcat [at] debian.org> from inspiration by https://github.com/da-x/git-search-replace and http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9651898/is-there-a-git-sed-or-equivalent

REPORTING BUGS

<https://github.com/tj/git-extras/issues>