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949.Replace text in multiple files -- How to run multiple commands at once over multiple files?

User: colin -- 2012-05-21          << 948  950 >>
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Description:
Be able to batch run multiple commands at once rather than batch running command
1, then batch running run command 2 etc.
e.g for each of the 300 files
run command 1 (save html as text)
The command 2(extract text between begin and end)
then command 3(where it exists, remove junk text between word1 and word9)
then command 4(where it exists, replace "no attempts made" with "NIL")

Answer:
Hint: You need to Download and install "Replace Pioneer" on windows platform to finish following steps.
1. open "Tools->Batch Runner" menu
2. drag multiple files from "windows file browser" to "batch runner" window
3. if you need to change output filename or folder, you can change 'set output filename' or 'change output folder' option.
4. click "Fast Replace" button to open "Fast Replace" window
* click "add" 4 times to add 4 new rules
(1) set 'search' to nothing, set 'replace' to: 
(2) set 'search' to nothing, set 'replace' to: 
(3) set 'search' to: , set 'replace' to nothing
(4) set 'search' to: , set 'replace' to: 
5. make sure 'reg exp' and 'cros line' options are selected, and click 'start', done.

Please make backup in advance to avoid mis-operation.

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