[thelist] SOLVED: Making same modification to large number of files

Barney Carroll barney at textmatters.com
Fri Feb 9 04:54:05 CST 2007

ben morrison wrote:
> Not sure, but there should be a find/replace option that is visible -
> try the EDIT menu
> http://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/featuressearch.shtml

Ben, thanks for the tips: The BBEdit function for this is called Text 
Factory. You go to File/New/Text factory... and get to specify the 
action to take and the range of files (by location or files currently 
open in BBEdit).

I couldn't use this however because I could only access the files I 
needed to change over an SSH connection, something that isn't built into 
BBEdit... However I solved the problem by opening a terminal ssh 
connection to the server in question (the server was running on unix) 
using a unix app, *sed*, which uses a similar system of saving a file 
with the modification specs, and then executing the whole thing in split 


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