sed -i 's/old-bit/new-bit/g' *.ext
And hey presto, you’re done. Alternatively, to keep a copy of the old file, perl comes in with a helping hand:
perl -pie 's/old-bit/new-bit/g' inputname > outputname
So replacing a string snippet, like, say, a server IP, in a batch of files, this one liner can do what you need it to do.
But you knew that already 🙂