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Find And Replace Text command line utility.

New & improved version of the well-k


nown grep command, with advanced features such as: case-adaption of the replace
string; find (& replace) in filenames.
Latest version is: 1.98
Find And Replace Text v1.98 by Lionello Lunesu
Usage: FART [options] [--] <wildcard>[,...] [find_string] [replace_string]
Options:
-h --help Show this help message (ignores other options)
-q --quiet Suppress output to stdio / stderr
-V --verbose Show more information
-r --recursive Process sub-folders recursively
-c --count Only show filenames, match counts and totals
-i --ignore-case Case insensitive text comparison
-v --invert Print lines NOT containing the find string
-n --line-number Print line number before each line (1-based)
-w --word Match whole word (uses C syntax, like grep)
-f --filename Find (and replace) filename instead of contents
-B --binary Also search (and replace) in binary files (CAUTION)
-C --c-style Allow C-style extended characters (\xFF\0\t\n\r\\ etc.)
--cvs Skip cvs dirs; execute "cvs edit" before changing files
-a --adapt Adapt the case of replace_string to found string
-b --backup Make a backup of each changed file
-p --preview Do not change the files but print the changes

sday, August 25, 2009


Windows Command Line Find and replace - Made easy with FART.exe
Here is a great little application that does a find and replace on a particular
file, file type or file contents, then replaces it with a string of your choice.
It can look in sub directories as well.
The small app is called FART, yes that s right FART - Find And Replace Text!
Usage: FART [options] [--] [,...] [find_string] [replace_string]
Options
* -h, help Show this help message (ignores other options)
* -q, quiet Suppress output to stdio / stderr
* -V, verbose Show more information
* -r, recursive Process sub-folders recursively
* -c, count Only show filenames, match counts and totals
* -i, ignore-case Case insensitive text comparison
* -v, invert Print lines NOT containing the find string
* -n, line-number Print line number before each line (1-based)
* -w, word Match whole word (uses C syntax, like grep)
* -f, filename Find (and replace) filename instead of contents
* -B, binary Also search (and replace) in binary files (CAUTION)
* -C, c-style Allow C-style extended characters (\xFF\t\n\r\\ etc.)
* cvs Skip cvs dirs; execute cvs edit before changing files
* svn Skip svn dirs
* remove Remove all occurences of the find_string
* -a, adapt Adapt the case of replace_string to found string
* -b, backup Make a backup of each changed file
* -p, preview Do not change the files but print the changes
Example 1 (replace text, preview only)
fart -c -r -i -p *.txt original_text new_text
This will look for all .txt files in a sub directory, locate the original_text s
tring within the .txt file and change it to new_text. The -p switch means it won
't actually change anything because this is a preview, showing you how many stri
ngs it found within each .txt file.
Example 2 (replace text)
fart -c -r -i *.txt original_text new_text
Same as above except it will do the actual replacement.
Example 3 (remove text)
fart -r -i --remove *.txt "remove this text"
Rather than replacing one term for another this will remove the specified term.
NOTE: Use quotes around text if it contains spaces, tabs, etc.
Download FART from SourceForge.
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