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Justin
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2002 12:18 am (15 years, 2 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I have a problem......

I have a load of .php files which all have font tags to set the color text as 3300A8, but now I want to change every single tag that says 3300A8 to 0000B1, but I don't want to go through 2,000 files manually, is there an automatic way to do this?

I've tried importing my pages into FrontPage, but it doesn't support .php for find and replace, only microsoft and standard HTML file types. So is there a command I can run to batch rename 2,000 files, so I can run this process, then turn them back to .php's?

Thanks

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2002 2:54 am (15 years, 2 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

You can use TextPad or UltraEdit, they both are wonderful text editors with syntax highlighting for many languages and have replace all facility for all file types. You can can make a script in Perl/PHP to do the same, using regular expressions.

If you are keen to use Microsoft only, then if you have Windows XP, it can do multiple renaming. If 9X/ME/2k go to command prompt and type ren *.php *.htm and when you have changed the things ren *.htm *.php

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2002 1:33 pm (15 years, 2 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

jayant wrote:

If you are keen to use Microsoft only, then if you have Windows XP, it can do multiple renaming. If 9X/ME/2k go to command prompt and type ren *.php *.htm and when you have changed the things ren *.htm *.php

Unfortunatley I'm on Windows XP Pro, so I can't do the Command Prompt command that I would usually use, how would I do multiple renaming with Windows XP - I know it's probbably got an obvious answer but I don't know it! Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2002 2:08 pm (15 years, 2 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

start>run>cmd

ren with wildcards works fine in XP pro, I use it all the time

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2002 2:53 pm (15 years, 2 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

doesn't here, but thats probbably because my build of XP is not completely *cough* legal, I'm sure MS know about this 'cos I can't get on Windows Update.

Anyway, I used TextPad in the end, and found it really useful, and really good, and the find and replace features in that are excellent!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2002 4:46 pm (15 years, 2 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Justin wrote:
doesn't here, but thats probbably because my build of XP is not completely *cough* legal, I'm sure MS know about this 'cos I can't get on Windows Update.

Anyway, I used TextPad in the end, and found it really useful, and really good, and the find and replace features in that are excellent!


I am also on similar version of XP Pro but I can go on windowsupdate and command prompt is also there Smile
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adam
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2002 6:39 pm (15 years, 2 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

even though you couldn't have accessed the command prompt, would it have been possible for you to create an MS-DOS batch file?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2002 6:48 pm (15 years, 2 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

'RENAME' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

'REN' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Getting into DOS wasn't the problem, getting the command to work was!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2002 6:52 pm (15 years, 2 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

oh, I misunderstood! Did you try "move" or "mv"?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2002 1:16 am (15 years, 2 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Note tab lite is excellent for what I understand your needs to be.

www.notetab.com
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