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Can anyone recommend a tool that is able to:

1. find and replace multiple files and subdirectories?
2. find and replace for DOC files?
3. find and replace for HTML sources?
4. batch file naming or renaming?

Thanks friends.

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advanced find and replace program recommendations?

I believe that Dreamweaver has a batch command utility, I am not sure what all it can do.

n8gz4ez wrote:
3. find and replace for HTML sources?

Do you mean link to change links and such? If so, again Dreamweaver builds a small tree once you set up (define) ay site through that. It will show how all files are linked, and you can easily change things from this tree. and everything will be changed.

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advanced find and replace program recommendations?

Yeah, it should be able to find and replace large blocks of text. Not only in HTML, but in Word files as well.

Something like these:

http://www.abacre.com/afr/index.htm
http://www.replacetool.com/

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advanced find and replace program recommendations?

1,2,3 you can try this one (but for large block of texts you will have to master regular expressions)
http://www.inforapid.com/html/searchreplace.htm
4 to rename (regular expressions too)
http://www.alc-wbc.com/?lang=en

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advanced find and replace program recommendations?

BBEdit is the best ever. Macintosh only of course. Tongue

Edit: Interesting note

Quote:
Joe Clark

Joe wrote an entire book using BBEdit: Building Accessible Websites

Here's an excerpt from his blog My definition of a boombastic workflow

BBEdit is the extension of my central nervous system in 2003 that WordPerfect 5.1 was in 1990. (We upgrade.) It’s not quite true that I do not have to think to use the program, but it is true that everything is automatic. It’s to the point where I write every file in plain text that could possibly support such a format because it is so easy. BBEdit never makes it hard to write; any procrastination is my fault, not its. Cool

Here is a list of plugins for bbedit: http://www.barebones.com/support/bbedit/plugin_library.shtml#plugin_b10

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advanced find and replace program recommendations?

I use Textpad and Dreamweaver. Both can handle regular expressions when required.

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advanced find and replace program recommendations?

I ended up going with replace tool. It supports Perl and Grep regular expressions. It does not change file names, for that I found a freeware program that does the job. So far it has saved me A LOT of time.

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