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Need to bulk edit 1000s of Text Files!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Vaolla, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Vaolla

    Vaolla Registered Member

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    I need to bulk edit 1000s of text files! I need to e.g. delete line 4 in all of them!

    How can I achieve that? any tool? (need Free ones:))
     
  2. namewithnogaps

    namewithnogaps Junior Member

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    hey got gtalk? i can tell you how to do that easily :)

    pm me
     
  3. JinxY

    JinxY Regular Member

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    You can do it with sed:
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    sed '4d' file.txt
    and for more files would be
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    sed '4d' *.txt
    Sed is a linux app, bu there is a windows version too.
     
  4. zachtan

    zachtan Newbie

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    Google simple search replace. It's a windows based software. First backup your files. Run the software. Just type in whatever in line 4 in find what_text. Tick replace with:. Leave the box next to it blank. Just make sure text in line4 is unique. It's free btw.
     
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  5. Vaolla

    Vaolla Registered Member

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    Thanks,

    but line 4 is not same in all the files, e.g. line 4 may be a unique #! than obviously this s/w wont help! isn't it?

    Note: I have downloaded search replace, quite a neat s/w! But doesnt do what I wanted
     
  6. s4nt0s

    s4nt0s Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    TextCrawler is free and should be able to do it using regex.
     
  7. TapTapper

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    Dr3amw3aver has the most robust search/replace I've ever seen. Selection, all open files, all files in a dir. Most apps will crap out having to go through a large enough dir but I've used DW to mass edit over 5,000 files and it's 100% perfect. You can prob find a "Portable DW" to borrow
     
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  8. Vaolla

    Vaolla Registered Member

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    ok I have been searching for this for 1 week now! but to no avail! =s

    May be I should outsource the work, or get someone on Freelancer dot com to write the program for me!
     
  9. likeskoolaid

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    yes dreamweaver is what i use, they also have wildcards so you can remove stuff that is different on each line
     
  10. JinxY

    JinxY Regular Member

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    Mate, I posted above the solution but if you can't do it, then PM me an offer and I can do the job.
     
  11. Vaolla

    Vaolla Registered Member

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    Oh, I think I missed your first post! :)
    I am now looking into it! Will let you know if I fail! :)
     
  12. zelma143

    zelma143 Power Member

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    hey try to make with php...

    it will be couple of line code and will do it very faster
     
  13. artur6000

    artur6000 BANNED BANNED

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    record a macro for this :)
     
  14. artur6000

    artur6000 BANNED BANNED

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    make a macro for this man :)