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Old 02-11-2005, 12:58 AM   #1
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Batch search and replace

Someone has given me a website that has a large amount of absolute links on it (200+ pages) and I'm looking for a way to do a search and replace on all files to replace these absolute links with relative ones...

Can anyone suggest a start point for me? I do know a little bash scripting and a little C++ but i haven't the slightest idea where to start...
Old 02-11-2005, 09:28 AM   #2
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Since html pages are nothing but text files, you might be able to do what you want with a shell script using 'sed' to make the changes.

Something like

sed -e 's/\/absolute\/directory/..\/directory/g' inputfile.html >outputfile.html

Google for 'sed', and/or do a 'man sed' on your system.
Old 02-14-2005, 02:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for that Padma, i got it

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