Find and replace text within multiple files

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If the files are not too big then you can use

$filenames = @("file1.txt", "file2.txt", "file3.txt") foreach ($file in $filenames) { $replacementStr = $file + ' changed' (Get-Content $file) | Foreach-object { $_ -replace 'change me please' , $replacementStr } | Set-Content $file }

Note the brackets around (Get-Content $ file) which means the file is read into memory (hence the requirements that the files are small), but this means that you the file is no longer in use when you go to write it back.

if the files are too big for memory you can write it to a temporary file and then use something like

Cp $tempfilename $file rm $tempfilename

to copy the temporary file over the original and delete the temporary...

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Today I looked at my old project codes and find out that I’ve put a lot of hard-code value, but couldn’t remember in which files the value is hard-code. So, instead of opening each file for investigation, “find” and “grep” comes to my rescue to be the best method of finding those hard-coded value.

Just go to the folder in which you want to search for, then use find & grep

$find . -type f -exec grep “” {} \; -print

So how about replace those hard-coded value with another one? Well, you can try this on

– Go to the folder in which you want to start find & replace
– Enter at the command terminal

$perl -e “s/SEARCH_STRING/REPLACE_STRING/g;” -pi $(find . -type f)

The command will find in the current folder & subfolders for SEARCH_STRING and replace them with...

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Use Dreamweaver’s powerful find and replace features to find and replace code, text, or tags (with or without attributes) within a current document, folder, site, or across all open documents.

You can also use powerful pattern-matching algorithms (regular expressions) for sophisticated find-and-replace operations.

Here are some of the things you can find and replace:

Tags, attributes, and text within code Text within a selection, or multiple selections Text across multiple documents, open documents, a folder, a site, or restrict the search to the currently open document Use regular expressions in your search strings

You can search for text, tags, and attributes even if there is no open document in...

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Aug 28, 2010

I'm pretty sure this is doable from the command line, but my CLI skills have degraded a lot since my pre-Y2K admin days. The goal is to search all the files in the directory for a very long string of text and replace it with another string of text. The text being searched for is my Google Adsense code (which will be stripped from my website) and it will be replaced with a placeholder so I can easily tack something else in there in the future.

Seeing how I have that long snip of code on about 100 pages, automating the process would make life easier.
If I was searching for a single word, I can see ways to do this.
If I paste the code I'm searching for into a text file, is there a way to:
find (contents of oldstring.txt) and replace with (contents of newstring.txt)?

Programming :: Command For Find/Replace In Text Files (inc. Files In Sub-folders)? General :: Command Line - Use Find To Find Text Files? OpenSUSE :: Count Lines In Multiple...
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TexFinderX is a free tool for Mac OS X and Windows that lets you search and replace any text inside entire folders. It can find and replace text inside JS(JavaScript), CSS, HTML, PHP, XML, TXT, etc. You can also use Replacement Tables to replace multiple strings of characters in one pass. It allows you to create your own Replacement Tables in order to fit your needs.

Editor’s Notes: To test this tool I created a simple txt file and tried to replace the word Nakodari with AddictiveTips.

To begin, you can either add an entire folder or a single file. By adding an entire folder, it will find and replace the text found inside multiple files, which is great for batch replacing text. Another advantage of adding the entire folder is when you have forgotten which file includes the text, in this way you can find both the text and the file.

Once you have added the files, click Search & Replace button. Now enter the text under both Search For and Replace By and click...

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Every Text editors now give you an option to find and replace text in a specific file open in that application but what if you want to make changes in bulk; I mean to find text string and Replace it with another in multiple files in a folder. This can save a big time making changes in files one by one.

We already shared a search text across multiple files but that didn’t allow you to replace with different string. Neo Replace is a freeware which lets you search words, phrases or characters in a text file or multiple files at once and replace the matches to make it in multiple files, you only have to specify a folder and Neo Replace will search all files text within the folder, the types of supports text files. html,. php,. xml,. txt,. asp and many more that you can specify yourself, but does not support binary files such as doc, xls, obt and ppt.

Operation is simple, Enter Text to be found on left side and text string with which it is to replaced on right...

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I want to know how I can find and replace a specific text in multiple files like in Notepad++ in the linked tutorial.

e.g.: http://cybernetnews.com/find-replace-multiple-files/

Here I use sed to replace every occurrence of the word "cybernetnews" with "cybernet" in every file with the extension, c, in the directory, /home/user/directory/.

find /home/user/directory -name \*.c -exec sed -i "s/cybernetnews/cybernet/g" {} \;

A more generic variation where you search recursively from the directory of execution and operate on only regular, readable, writeable files:

find ./ -type f -readable -writable -exec sed -i "s/cybernetnews/cybernet/g" {} \;

The stream editor,sed, is a powerful utility for this kind of work and is my first choice, however, if you want to do this from an ordinary text editor using an Ubuntu based native application, I would suggest you take a look at Jedit, It is available in the repositories and can be installed by typing in your...

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Hi I wonder if anyone can help.

I have a large number of text files which have the same type of information. Below are two examples, all the files contain 4 lines

no: 734 word=achieving def: LinkToAnother=achieving

no: 657 word=accumulating def: LinkToAnother=accumulating

How can I use Search & Replace ( using Regx) in multiple files using Sublime or as an alternative a dos batch file script. That will replace the last three letters of the forth line (ing) with the letter (e) and therefore achieve the following;

no: 734 word=achieving def: LinkToAnother=achieve

no: 657 word=accumulating def: LinkToAnother=accumulate

I am having a headache trying to work out how to only select the second instance of the characters I want within a text file. Very thankful for any help...

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I wonder if anyone can help.

I have a large number of text files which have the same type of information. Below are two examples, all the files contain 4 lines:

no: 734 word=achieving def: LinkToAnother=achieving no: 657 word=accumulating def: LinkToAnother=accumulating

How can I use Search & Replace (using Regex) in multiple files using Sublime or as an alternative a dos batch file script? It should replace the last three letters of the forth line (ing) with the letter (e) and therefore achieve the following:

no: 734 word=achieving def: LinkToAnother=achieve no: 657 word=accumulating def: LinkToAnother=accumulate

I am having a headache trying to work out how to only select the second instance of the characters I want within a text file. Very thankful for any help here.

Try this:

@echo off setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion for %%a in (*.txt) do ( (for /L %%i in (1,1,4) do set /P "line[%%i]=") < "%%a" (for /L %%i in (1,1,3) do echo...
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I have a very basic understanding of shell scripting, but what I need to do requires more complex commands.

For one task, I need to find and replace html code within the index.html files on my server. These files are in multiple directories with a consistent naming convention. ([letter][3-digit number]) See the example below.

files: index.html path: /www/mysite/board/today/[rsh][0-9]/ string to find: (div id="id")[code](/div)(div id="id")[more code](/div) string to replace with: (div id="id")(/div)

I hope you don't mind the pseudo-regex. The folders containing my target index.html files look similar to r099, s017, h123. And suffice the say, the html code I'm trying to replace is relatively long, but its still just a string.

The second task is similar to the first, only the filename changes as well.

files: [rsh][0-9].html path: www/mysite/person/[0-9]/[0-9]/[0-9]/card/2011/ string: (div id="id")[code](/div)(div id="id")[more code](/div) string to replace...
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I am attempting to make a text editor. I have a folder which contains hundreds of text files. I would like to search through all files simultaneously, for some text then replace the text with other text & save, & overwrite originals. I've got most of the basic structure done, but I've go no idea how to search for text in all files in a folder.
I would appreciate any suggestions to get me started.

Thank you
Kenn
MS VB Express 2010 - Beginner.

Try this code

vb Code:

Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click

Dim f As String() = IO.Directory.GetFiles("g:\", "*.txt")

Dim t As String

For j = 0 To f.Length - 1

t = IO.File.ReadAllText(f(j))

If t.Contains("search for") Then

t.Replace("search for", "replace with")

IO.File.WriteAllText(f(j), t)

End If

Next

...
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I have searched and tried all kinds of scripts and have not found what I am looking for. I cannot use a shareware app as it is against the network security rules to install any shareware. I have to use standard scripting tools.

I have a large number of text files that need to have multiple values changed in each file. I have found a script that will make the change but I have to set the file name, string to search, and string to replace each time. I want to be able to create a list of values to search for and their corresponding replacement value. Then set a base folder that the code will search each file within the folder and replace each of the listed values. i.e. Within every file in a designated folder replace every instance of "Thomas" with "Tom", every instance of "Susan" with "Sue" etc. The code I am using now...

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Sometime we need to find and replace text in more than one files. The problem begins when we try to do so after opening each file. Certainly, you need only a couple of seconds to find and replace text in two or three files. However, just imagine that you have fifty files and you need to find and replace three words in each file. How do you handle that? Don’t panic. Here is a simple free tool for Windows and this is called Find and Replace Tool. This portable software can find and replace text in multiple files within moments.

Find and Replace Text in Multiple Files

First, download Find and Replace Tool and open it. As this is a portable software, you will not have to install it. After opening Find and Replace Tool, the following screen will be appeared,

The UI is uncluttered. Therefore, you will understand each and every option very quickly. However, just follow the following steps to find and replace text in multiple files using this free...

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