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       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

       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

           Verbose mode. Print more information about what the program does.

       ?   -V

           Display version information and exit.

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