is there a portable batch text editor ?

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giulia
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is there a portable batch text editor ?

#1 Post by giulia » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:55 am

Hi
i really like notepad++
but many times i need a batch editor and let it work with lots of files

for example i have 100 text files and i have to replace the word "stars" with "Star"

i would like to have a full portable software that can help me , seeing i could do similar stuff with other files

is there a portable software that let me do it?
thanks

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Re: is there a portable batch text editor ?

#2 Post by thepiney » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:25 pm

AstroGrep has that as a possible upcoming feature---> http://astrogrep.sourceforge.net/features

Also there is EmEditor Free---> https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2960

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Re: is there a portable batch text editor ?

#3 Post by Napiophelios » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:56 pm

Replace Genius ain't too bad

Don't know how stealth it is but they have a portable version

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https://www.rlvision.com/script/download.php?ref=rlv.com&file=ReplaceGenius_Portable.zip
Edit: Looks like there is a TPFC forum topic for it

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Re: is there a portable batch text editor ?

#4 Post by webfork » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:15 pm

batch editor and let it work with lots of files
I've had very good success with the open source dnGrep. In testing, it was very fast, supports multi-line edits, loads of regex and similar tools, and supports content outside of text files (rare for these types of tools). The only reason it isn't in the database is because it still appears to be in early development.

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Re: is there a portable batch text editor ?

#5 Post by giulia » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:35 am

Napiophelios wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:56 pm
Replace Genius ain't too bad

Don't know how stealth it is but they have a portable version

Code: Select all

https://www.rlvision.com/script/download.php?ref=rlv.com&file=ReplaceGenius_Portable.zip
Edit: Looks like there is a TPFC forum topic for it
hi
nice program , it's shareware and not free
i like it ,don't know the limits of the shareware version

thanks!

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Re: is there a portable batch text editor ?

#6 Post by giulia » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:36 am

webfork wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:15 pm
batch editor and let it work with lots of files
I've had very good success with the open source dnGrep. In testing, it was very fast, supports multi-line edits, loads of regex and similar tools, and supports content outside of text files (rare for these types of tools). The only reason it isn't in the database is because it still appears to be in early development.
hi
and it's portable
i will try tomorrow
thanks!

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Re: is there a portable batch text editor ?

#7 Post by Napiophelios » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:53 pm

giulia wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:35 am
hi
nice program , it's shareware and not free
i like it ,don't know the limits of the shareware version

thanks!
It's not shareware, at least the portable version isn't.

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Re: is there a portable batch text editor ?

#8 Post by lintalist » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:28 pm

A golden oldie: BK ReplacEm probably still works.

Screenshots: https://www.snapfiles.com/screenshots/bkreplace.htm you can download it from webarchive
Download: https://web.archive.org/web/20070927213 ... g/replace/

I think it is portable, you can just "unzip" the exe installer and that's it, I don't recall I every installed it as such. I haven't used it in a long time as I now use either a text editor with find replace/in files or write scripts - both AutoHotkey and "batch" scripts using Unix tools (the Windows version) such as sed - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sed - although visual feedback can be nice - I find scripting gives me more flexibility in many cases, especially if you need to automate it for repetitive use.

One think I do like about BK is you can do multiple actions on a set of files, replace 'this' with 'that', replace lines between "something" and "else" by "new text" etc. use source and target folders etc. Often find/replace programs only do one action which gets pretty annoying.

Depending on your needs it might just fit the bill as isn't overly complex and very light / small.

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Re: is there a portable batch text editor ?

#9 Post by hamasaki » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:44 pm

CudaText can also batch replace in multiple files.

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