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Lets define a write() method in File class :

class File
 def self.write(name)
   data = yield
   self.open(name,"w") { |f| f.write( data ) }

Now code with Dir[exp] ,  File.read(), File.write() :

Dir[ARGV[0]].each() do |file_name|
 file_content     = File.read(file_name)
 content_mofified = file_content.gsub(/a/,"@")
 File.write(file_name) { content_mofified }

Ruby -is- Block and meta-programming
without this, it's a python/php/...

Or, more functional :

Dir[ARGV[0]].each() { |file_name|  
  File.write(file_name) { File.read(file_name).gsub(/a/,"@") } 

This is the best form, because it don't use local variable
  ==> provable
  ==> threadable without danger


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