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MassReplaceIt is a utility that performs a find and replace on the contents or filenames of multiple files at once. A search is simple to set up, yet provides powerful features such as a mask and saveable queries.

Additionally, there are a number of options to control a search, such as case sensitive and whole words options and a choice of searching entire files or just the beginning or end.

What's New

Version 2.9.1:
  • Fixed version checking and website, email and donation links which broke when the old website went down. The new website is at http://www.hexmonkeysoftware.com.
  • Interface enhancements to search preparation and masks
  • Fixed several bugs including a memory leak and a rare crash

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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PhilJ3463 Member IconReview+0
PhilJ3463
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This worked like a charm. I used it to replace eval(base64_decode()) malware in a WordPress installation. It found every instance and removed it all perfectly.

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Version 2.9.1
nBrandt Member IconReview+0
nBrandt
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Clear, easy to use and does a great job, thanks!

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Version 2.9.1
blakeembrey Member IconReview+1
blakeembrey
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I was a tiny bit sceptical about the capabilities of the app when I was looking through the reviews, but it worked flawlessly and fast. I only needed to replace about four text strings in something like 200 files, and this did it in less than 10 seconds. So glad I found this!

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Version 2.9.1
McFrag Member IconReview+1
McFrag
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I've used this puppy mainly to selectively replace the contents of HTML files I created in iWeb.

For this, it is IMHO an ideal tool! Changing contents 30 files just takes a few seconds. And that's for multiple changes per file. Fast enough.
Just use finder search to select the files I want in a hierarchy of folders, then drag&drop them on massreplaceit.
(that's how you can do nested folder/treewalk for those who asked for the feature)

You can have multiple sets saved for various repetitive tasks, so even if a more complex search-and-replace is needed to modify a file (or files) which normally would take a 2-step approach, it can be done. With ease.

The fields can take quite lengthy pieces of text (I haven't ran against a limit yet), which makes it very easy to have f.e. the META values in a HTML file be replaced by something I want.

For me it's an ideal side-companion to iWeb.

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Version 2.9.1
Dom21 Member IconReview+58
Dom21
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Worthless to me. Asked it to remove the extension .ts from the end of a folder full of .ts files. It couldn't. Asked it to remove "p.0" from the middle of the same files and replace it with "p." It couldn't.

I'm glad so many others are having such roaring success though. I'll look elsewhere.

OSX3.9

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Version 2.9
HexMonkey Software (Developer)
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Hi Dom21,

Thanks for your feedback. Most likely your search settings weren't correct, for example it may have been set to search contents when you wanted to search filenames. If you email me (see the link on the MassReplaceIt website) I can help you find the problem.

Justin Nightingale Member IconComment+0
Justin Nightingale
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Well, slap me sideways and call me Mary Poppins, if this isn't the best thing since.. really good things started.. being. Does what you want, no fuss, lots of features. Download this puppy before she scampers away and leaves you standing there with a lead in your hand. Discipline, thats the key. Harsh but fair. You know what I'm saying?

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Version 2.7.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Great. Works fast and accurately with plenty of options. Very tidy and great freeware.

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Version 2.7.1
Akadis2 Member IconReview+0
Akadis2
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It's very nice, but I wish it had a recursive option (continuous searching through directories). Thank you very much for releasing this for free.

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Version 2.5.2
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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It does, in the Preferences uncheck the "Limit folder search depth to [x] levels" option.

Richo Member IconComment-1
Richo
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Nice start and nearly very useful, but the content feature has glitches. Try replacing 'Pop' in '"Pop?"' or even 'Pop.' with another word and it gets into trouble with the punctuation.

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Version 2.2
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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I tried your example, and it worked exactly as expected, as follows:

Search text: Pop
Replace text: Replaced
File contents before search: "Pop?"
File contents after search: "Replaced?"

If you got a different result, could you post specific details, including search options, so that I can look into a fix?

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Developer: You are my hero. Why Apple never included this in the system I have no idea. Thank you! : )

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Version 2.1
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Downloads 24,392
Version Downloads 15,671
License Free
Date 12 Sep 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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