Operations that locate specific instances of conditions being met and replacing them.

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Search and replace tool that can handle multiple files and subfolders [closed]

I'm looking for a tool which can search/replace within file contents for a broad range of file types (i.e. it should, if possible, process the maximum possible number of file types like .txt, .sql, ....
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Find and Replace several several different values all at once

I have a file with multiple instances of Text_1 and Text1 and I need to replace both those strings with Text_A and TextB respectively. Currently I'm doing two Find and Replace functions on each ...
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Regex Replace from Command line

Is it possible to regex replace from command line? Right now I'm using notepad++ to do this. In command line I can only use FINDSTR wich can only locate the mached files/lines EDIT : Maybe it will be ...
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How to find and replace the character “*” in Excel

I am trying to find and replace the * (star, or shift+8) character in a bunch of formulas in Excel 2007. * of course matches the ENTIRE contents of the cell, which is not what I want. How do I ...
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Replace newline character with another in Word 2007

Using Microsoft Word 2007, is it possible to replace the newline character (\n) with some other character? What about vice versa? (That is replace a character with the newline character).
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Find and Replace using different keywords

Example. I want to find and replace using: Test1 Test2 Test3 Of course I have to input and click it 3 times in order for me to find and replace using those terms. How do I do it in one shot? Does ...
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How can I do a recursive find and replace from the command line?

Using a shell like bash or zshell, how can I do a recursive 'find and replace'? In other words, I want to replace every occurrence of 'foo' with 'bar' in all files in this directory and its ...
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Delete all text before and after a certain string

I have some URL like the following http://www.SOMEURL.com/first-category/1343381-example-text-text-text-text-2000-a.html What I want is to simple delete all of the text before and after the number ...
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Text editor on Windows to delete large block of copyright text in multiple source files?

Optional Background Information: [ The author of a Java open source project I am using has changed the copyright notice in every file in the project. As a result, I can no longer diff between the ...
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How to search and replace a string in multiple text files (within a directory) with Windows CMD? Part 2

This is in relation to this question . Unfortunately, PowerShell scripts are disabled on the system I am working on. I can't even use a simple (Get-Content). I did figure out how to do change ...
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Notepad++ Deleting everything apart from 40 variables, putting them on their own line, combining regex

I am in Notepad++. I have the following data embedded in a large html file. I want to get the variables before the </ix:nonNumeric> at the end of the lines, onto their own lines by themselves so ...
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How to replace spaces with dashes?

I am looking to replace spaces between words in a field with dashes "-" Example: From: "See it here" To: "See-it-here" customer faqs how we can help planning your budget customer case ...
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Linux “rpl” command doesn't replace text

I'm using rpl program in linux to replace date( with pdate( in some files. But it says A Total of 0 matches replaced in 1 file searched. while grep output for date( is: ariyan@ariyan-laptop:/var/...
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vim delete all lines that do NOT contain a certain word

In vim I can delete all lines that contain the word "price" with this :g /price/d How can I delete all lines that do NOT contain the word "price"?
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How to remove this symbol “^@” with vim?

I have some files that are corrupted with this symbol: ^@ It's not part of the string; it's not searchable. How do I substitute this symbol with nothing, or how do I delete this symbol? Here ...
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Use Notepad++ to change under_score_case to CamelCase?

I can write a regular expression in NP++ to find under_score_case. I can use TextFX in NP++ to change case to upper and lower case by highlighting and selecting. How can I use either NP++'s Find/...
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How can I search and replace in multiple Word files?

I am looking for a way to do search and replace in many Word (.doc) files (for the purpose of automation of the process). The software I found so far only allows me to search, but not replace. How ...
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Notepad++ find string with a new-line and replace

[Notepad++ Question] How do I use find-and-replace to replace the attribute of a series of tags using expression? Case scenario: Let's say I have a couple of lines of something like this: <li&...
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How to find and replace link paths in multiple Excel files at once

We have a huge folder containing office documents on our server. IT wants to change the name of the folder from Mehper_repository to Planning_reports. Since most of the Excel files in the subfolders ...
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Sed replace between 2 strings with special character

I have an XML file containing a code and to use it with xmllink I need to remove a link. XML file containing: <xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?> <PackingList xmlns="Link ...
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Multiple find and replace in a word document

I want to do a series of find and replace operations. Unfortunately, the documents I have to work on are in Word (.docx) format so I cannot script this. These are book chapters so formatting is ...
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Find and replace {0,} occurrences in Word

Are there any alternatives to the concept {0,} which is not allowed in MS Word? For example, if I wanted to replace, by a single abbreviation, the next five terms: articul articulo articula ...
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recursively replace every instance of a word in a directory from linux command line

I have a directory with several subdirectories that all contain text files. In these text files, there is a certain word that occurs over and over again, and I want to replace every instance. My ...
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Using search and replace to remove line breaks in Open Office

I've imported a document into Open Office and it has a number of hard returns in wrong places. In MS Word, I could use the search and replace to simply get rid of them all easily, but Open Office's ...
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How to search and replace a string in multiple text files (within a directory) with Windows CMD?

I have multiple text files within a directory, each of which I want to replace every occurrence of the string 1 setlinewidth to 10 setlinewidth. How do I do this via Windows cmd? Please help.
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Excel Smart Find and Replace only specific characters

I want to change INT to INTERNATIONAL and NA to NATIONAL ASSEMBLY in whole excel workbook through an excel Macro or Find and Replace dialogue box. But when I run the macro or change it through Find ...
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How can I remove unicode characters in a Microsoft Word document?

I'm saving a Microsoft Word document as a PDF but it is warning me that there are a few problems including the fact that the document includes Unicode characters. I'm not sure what characters it is ...
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Find and replace block of text (with other blocks of text) in multiple files [closed]

Is there a FREE utility out there for replacing blocks of text? Something like notepad++'s find in files works for simple lines but in my case it's unusable since I need to target the entire block to ...
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What is the easiest way to do PCRE-style regexp search/replace for MS Word?

You can do this by cut+paste to another RTF editor that supports them, but this does all kinds of horrid things if you want to reimport the text, like mess up tracked changes. Is there something like ...
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Mass Find and Replace for Pictures Macro - Microsoft Word 2013

I have this macro that is able to do a mass find and replace across multiple word documents. I am able to do a find and replace for pictures (within a header) but when I implemented it within my macro ...
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How can I do find and replace with regex on Microsoft Word

I have a document that has (TL by user) all over the place. I'd like to replace this with nothing (thereby deleting it everywhere) but the user could be different or there could be many users (TL by ...
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MS Word Find Style spanning 2 lines that contains text and replace part

I will be creating a macro for this, but first I just want to get the find/replace to function. I have occassions in my Word document where there are 2 lines of Heading 3s in a row. The first line ...
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How can I perform a large number of different find/replaces?

I have several times had a text document which I need to apply several hundred find/replaces on. These find/replaces do not follow a pattern which regex can be reasonably applied to, and need to be ...
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Script for modifying file content in specified files

I tried searching previous questions but none worked, or I couldn't adapt them to my needs. I want to write a script that asks for: folder criteria old string new string And replace every file in ...