Hints and tips on perl

These are some helpful hints on various topics.


Perl inline replacement on Windows

Replacing some string in multiple files is one pretty feature of Perl. Just execute
perl -p -i -e 's/SEARCH/REPLACE/g' file.txt
and all SEARCH in file.txt transforms to REPLACE. On Windows there's a catch: this does not work with single quotes. So to get it working use
perl -p -i -e "s/SEARCH/REPLACE/g" file.txt