Replace a String in Multiple Files in Linux Using Grep and Sed

Basic Format

grep -rl matchstring somedir/ | xargs sed -i 's/string1/string2/g'

Example

grep -rl 'windows' ./ | xargs sed -i 's/windows/linux/g'

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