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I want to replace mysql_real_escape_string with mysqli_real_escape_string in all php files on ubuntu desktop.... how do I do that?

@note - If this is a duplicate, then the "related questions" needs to be fixed

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find . -name *.php -type f -print0 |
xargs -0 sed -i 's/mysql_real_escape_string/mysqli_real_escape_string/g'
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  • I fixed some typos in your command line (no argument to -type, and you were using -0 on xargs without -print0 on find).
    – larsks
    Dec 13, 2010 at 19:33
  • Left the "g" off of the last escape_strin but that's perfect, thanks
    – Ben
    Dec 13, 2010 at 21:26

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