Cool Tools 14: Actual Search & Replace

Occasionally, you may need to modify hundreds of Plumtree style sheets on the WCI Image Server, or perform some other mass search-and-replace across a bunch of files (If you need search-and-replace in Publisher Content Items, check out Integryst’s PublisherManager).

For this, I’ve found no better tool than DivlocSoft’s Actual Search & Replace.  The tool is simple to use, inexpensive at $30 bucks (free if you just want to use the trial version for a quick one-time task), and allows a great deal of tailoring folders and actual strings you may want to replace.  For example, updating those Plumtree style sheets to fix all the broken crap when upgrading ALUI to WCI 10gR3 requires only a couple of regex search and replace strings like this:

Give it a shot, and let us know what you think!

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2 Responses to “Cool Tools 14: Actual Search & Replace”

  1. Geoff Garcia says:

    Visual Studio works great also.
    For a recent grad school class I had to modify strings in around 150 files and I was able to open them all simultaneously there and do a global search and replace which was shockingly quick given the amount of files and scripts to change.

  2. Prabhu says:

    Text Pipe Lite ( is another software that i have used on and off at various clients to get the same result.

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