Make a file called footer.php* with the content in. Instead of having the content hard coded 300 times just put include ('/footer.php') or whatever. Next time just change footer.php not 300 odd files *or whatever flavour you want Austin ----- "Barney Carroll" <barney at textmatters.com> wrote: > Joel D Canfield wrote: > > so, I was hoping that, rather than just finding an elaborate > solution > > which you'll just have to use again next time, you'd find an > elaborate > > solution you could use just once, make the footer an server side > > include, and then next time, just change the include instead of all > the > > files. > > Sorry Joel, I'm not deciphering this! > > I had a few hundred pages of static, hard-coded HTML on a unix machine > I > was accessing through ssh - and all of them had an identical piece of > > text that needed the same modification across the board. > > The program I used meant that I iterated the modification once, and it > > instantly searched and replaced for all those files. > > All it required was creating a small file with particular sed syntax, > > mostly consisting of the string I was searching for and the string I > wanted to substitute, and then I told sed to run this file, which did > > all the work. > > It was pretty easy. Turns out there is a perl version of sed which can > > do the same thing without the messiness of having to create a file, > but > I'm not really that bothered. > > > Regards, > Barney > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !