Batch HTML Editor on a Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iMacJunkie, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. iMacJunkie macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if a mass batch HTML/text editor exists in any form on a Mac? I'm looking for an editor that can edit a large number of HTML files at once, that can replace code, replace lines, replace anything I need across a large number of files (100+) at once at the click of a button.

    Thank you in advance for your help.
     
  2. dendowling macrumors newbie

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    Yep. BBEdit from Bare Bones. They just came out with version 10 in July so, it's very mature, stable software that has tons of useful features.

    http://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/

    BBEdit does multi-file search/replace. You can search folders too so, you don't actually have to open everything first. You can use GREP too if you want. BBEdit allows you to save search/replace patterns.

    Also, it has a Compare tool to find/replace differences between two similar files.

    It has Clippings so you can so you can insert common chunks of text. And, you can also write scripts to do multiple search/replace and other repetitive actions. And, can also assign your own keyboard shortcuts.

    You can also edit remote files on a server via FTP.

    BBEdit has customizable text coloring so it's easy to see differences between various tags, params, text, etc..

    The new version 10 introductory price is $40 until Oct.19 then, I think it will be $50. Also available on Mac App Store although, command-line tools are not available in the Mac App Store version.

    Bare Bones has very good support response and there's also a very active google group if you want help/advice from other BBEdit users.

    Here's the BBEdit support page if you want to preview the manual and other app resources. http://www.barebones.com/support/bbedit/

    User group on google: http://groups.google.com/group/bbedit
     
  3. interrobang macrumors 6502

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    I second the recommendation, but want to point out that TextWrangler, from the same company, has essentially the same multi-file search as BBEdit, and is totally free.
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Smultron does this as well, and I've used it a number of times for that purpose.

    jW
     

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