[lug] Changing files on-the-fly

Jeff Schroeder jeff at neobox.net
Tue Sep 16 10:03:39 MDT 2003

Zan wrote:

> As someone else said, perl has the -i switch which will do the
> temporary file in the background where you cannot see it.

That seems to be the consensus... use Perl (or mmap, yikes!).  I figured 
as much; I was just checking if anyone knew of an easy way to use shell 
redirection or grep/sed magic to process a file.  Apparently not. ;)

Thanks for the suggestions, all.

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