Grep / Bash Expert

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Here's the need.

I need a bash script that allows me to enter the following information:


1. Directory Path To Search:

2. File Extensions To Limit Search (comma separated): [php,js,ini,css]

3. String to Find:

4. String to Replace With:

5. Recursive y/n [y]

Being Replace with the following parameters: (echo above answers for confirmation)


* Each of the above 1,2,3,4 are required entries

* Default answers will be listed in [ ] as indicated above.


Each answer syntax must be tested

Search cannot begin until these tests are met

---> 1. directory path must be tested to exist

---> 2. no spaces or special characters except comma should exist. test to see if separated by a comma

---> 3. strings with special characters must be escaped ie; mystring.test-result will fail if not escaped properly

---> 4. same as 3


* Do not waste time re-cursing .svn directories as we cannot change anything in there anyway.

* Each successful replacement must be echo'd to the screen followed by return \n.

That is the job.

Please only bid if you have expertise in this area.



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