There are many instances where I had to replace some variable name in all my files. I use a small script to do this, Hope it helps you too.
#!/bin/bash #~/.scripts/git-sub #Author: Khaja Minhajuddin <email@example.com> #script which does a global search and replace in the git repository #it takes two arguments #e.g. git sub OLD NEW old=$1 new=$2 for file in $(git grep $old | cut -d':' -f 1 | uniq) do echo "replacing '$old' with '$new' in '$file'" sed -i -e "s/$old/$new/g" $file done
Just remember to add it to a directory which is in the
$PATH. I have it in my
~/.scripts directory which is included in the
$PATH. Name it
git-sub and give it
executable permissions using
chmod +x ~/.scripts/git-sub. Now, you can just call
git sub old_var new_var
on terminal and it will do a global search and replace of all the files in the repository.