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Text Search and Replace tools? (take II)

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The Question is:

I am trying to find a way to edit files and replace a string with another, then
 save the new file.Just a simple replace command(s).
I have searched the FAQ, and I found FAQ 6691  and FAQ 4676 with the same
 issue, but they didn't solve my problem.
Will you suggest another resolution?

The Answer is :

  Without details and without background on exactly why the answer to
  topic (4676) was inapplicable here, the OpenVMS Wizard cannot
  particularly provide more specifics or better alternatives.  The
  OpenVMS Wizard will GUESS that you don't know or don't have Perl
  or Python or such -- please see the OpenVMS FAQ for pointers to ports
  of these tools for OpenVMS.
  As was stated in (4676), Perl, DCL, and occasionally Teco and SUMSLP are
  the most common tools used for this purpose.  Various versions of freeware
  tools such as awk and grep are also available for text searches and text
  updates on OpenVMS.
  You can also program various text editors present on OpenVMS.  For
  instance, emacs can perform this task.  There is an example of using
  TPU available in the Ask Compaq area of the Compaq website, search the
  OpenVMS support database listings for the article "Globally Replacing
  String In Batch Using TPU Procedure".

answer written or last revised on ( 11-FEB-2002 )

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