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Old 12-14-2008, 09:28 PM   #1
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Is There An Advanced Search And Replace Program?

Is there a search and replace program that can replace multiple lines and in multiple files? A nice GUI would be wonderful, but if that doesn't exist is there a command that could do the equivalent?

Thanks for your time.
Old 12-14-2008, 10:22 PM   #2
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Hi -

My favorite for this kind of job on Windows is UltraEdit:

I believe there are many alternatives on Linux (although I confess, I usually use "vi" for 99% of my text editing needs). In particular, you might want to look at jEdit:

'Hope that helps .. PSM
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Thank you much.

I was definitely looking for a free copy because I'm not doing anything serious with it. So I won't be using the UltraEdit. But thanks for the jEdit suggestion. I'll download it soon and let you know if I like it.
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Have you seen sed at all? Perhaps it is miles from what you want, but a typical application would be to make a script to loop through a list of files, or use find to generate a list on specified criteria and use the output for sed.

Definitely doesn't qualify on the nice GUI front, and takes some experience to use though.


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