Friday, November 20, 2009

Search and Replace in Windows

Save below code in a file called replace.vbs.

Call this using below command

cscript searchAndReplace.vbs xxx ccc myfile.txt

It will replace all xxx with ccc

Dim FileName, Find, ReplaceWith, FileContents, dFileContents
Find = WScript.Arguments(0)
ReplaceWith = WScript.Arguments(1)
FileName = WScript.Arguments(2)

'Read source text file
FileContents = GetFile(FileName)

'replace all string In the source file
dFileContents = replace(FileContents, Find, ReplaceWith, 1, -1, 1)

'Compare source And result
if dFileContents <> FileContents Then
'write result If different
WriteFile FileName, dFileContents

Wscript.Echo "Replace done."
If Len(ReplaceWith) <> Len(Find) Then 'Can we count n of replacements?
Wscript.Echo _
( (Len(dFileContents) - Len(FileContents)) / (Len(ReplaceWith)-Len(Find)) ) & _
" replacements."
End If
Wscript.Echo "Searched string Not In the source file"
End If

'Read text file
function GetFile(FileName)
If FileName<>"" Then
Dim FS, FileStream
Set FS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
on error resume Next
Set FileStream = FS.OpenTextFile(FileName)
GetFile = FileStream.ReadAll
End If
End Function

'Write string As a text file.
function WriteFile(FileName, Contents)
Dim OutStream, FS

on error resume Next
Set FS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set OutStream = FS.OpenTextFile(FileName, 2, True)
OutStream.Write Contents
End Function

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