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Looking for specific feature in batch editing software..

by rengar007 / January 10, 2013 5:55 AM PST

Hi everyone,

I'm hoping someone will be able to recommend any software that can help with the following situation:

On a regular basis I need to search for one string in multiple files, but have the replaced string be different in each file, for example:

Search 1.txt for A, replace A with B
Search 2.txt for A, replace A with C
Search 3.txt for A, replace A with D

The B,C,D variables change on a daily basis so importing them must be quick. (It is for many more than 3 files)

While most batch editing programs easily perform replacing A > B for every file easily, I have not been able to find a way to do the above simply and quickly.

All values are already kept in an excel file which would make importing easy either by file or copy and paste.

Thanks for any help or recommendations!

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Re: batch editing
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 10, 2013 6:05 AM PST

If all needed information is in the Excel, it's easy to write an Excel macro that writes a batchfile that does what you want, assuming you have a command line tool that does it for one file.


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And there are tools for this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2013 7:29 AM PST
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