Batch HTML Editor on a Mac?

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

  1. iMacJunkie macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2011
    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

    Aug 29, 2011
    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.

    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.

    User group on google:
  3. interrobang macrumors 6502

    May 25, 2011
    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


    Jan 6, 2002
    Smultron does this as well, and I've used it a number of times for that purpose.


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