replace − a string−replacement utility replace arguments 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 ‐2‐ Verbose mode. Print more information about what the program does. • −V Display version information and exit. Copyright 2007‐2008 MySQL AB, 2008‐2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc., 2010‐2015 MariaDB Foundation 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 02110‐1335 USA or see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/. For more information, please refer to the MariaDB Knowledge Base, available online at https://mariadb.com/kb/ MariaDB Foundation (http://www.mariadb.org/).