A text editor substitution works well when you have 1-5 files. Suppose that the monk in question is dealing with a webserver that serves 500 documents with this problem. Perl /is/ your friend. (Of course, this brings about the template argument, but we'll save that for another day.. =])
Re: Re: converting absolute to relative links
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I am speaking as a relative newcomer to Perl. So with all respect I can say that I have used BBEdit to do a "Find and Replace" on over 100 files in multiple directories. It is fast (~5 files a second), accurate on changes to a small number of characters (15-20 charaters at a time), and will provide a summary of changes as well as automatically save or allow you to manually save.
By the way, I have no conection to BBEdit in any shape or form.
I guess I am more comfortable at this point in using my text editor to perform all functins while coding, including checking for syntax, running, Find & Replace as well as version control (see VOODOO for BBEdit).
But then I am sure I am not close to the same level as Tilly and others (yet).
I would be interested in knowing how many others code Perl on Mac?
Neat! I'm used to dealing with editors that do single file search and replaces as opposed to glob() style search and replaces. Didn't realized BBEdit would do that. The confirmation summary is insteresting as well. Thanks for the info! (I've no official connection to perl, but I would still use it ;) )