MassReplaceIt
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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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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blakeembrey reviewed on 15 Sep 2011
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!
[Version 2.9.1]


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McFrag reviewed on 10 Dec 2006
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.
[Version 2.9.1]


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Dom21 reviewed on 17 Jul 2006
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
[Version 2.9]

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HexMonkey Software (developer) replied on 19 Jul 2006
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.
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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Aug 2005
Great. Works fast and accurately with plenty of options. Very tidy and great freeware.
[Version 2.7.1]


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Akadis2 reviewed on 10 Jun 2005
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.
[Version 2.5.2]

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Anonymous commented on 11 Jun 2005
It does, in the Preferences uncheck the "Limit folder search depth to [x] levels" option.
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Richo commented on 23 Feb 2005
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.
[Version 2.2]

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Anonymous commented on 23 Feb 2005
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?
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Jan 2005
Developer: You are my hero. Why Apple never included this in the system I have no idea. Thank you! : )
[Version 2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Dec 2004
The site is now working again, sorry for any inconvenience.
[Version 2.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Dec 2004
Unfortunately the main site is currently down, so the download link won't work. In the mean time, you can download the current version from the following temporary mirror:
http://www.welian.co.uk/hexmonkey/mri.dmg.zip

Sorry for any inconvenience.
[Version 2.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Dec 2004
Version 2 is perfect! Quite shocked by the rate of updates however (first 2, 2.0.1, 2.0.2 all in one week!) It's ok though, as the app is only 152K.

It's not an app one uses all the time.. but when you do need to... it's great as it saves so much time!

Unfortunately, it doesn't really support .doc format... but it's very rare you need to change a word in several essays. However, that's an area for improvement.

For HTML though, it's great!
[Version 2.0.2]


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Downloads:23,922
Version Downloads:15,201
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:12 Sep 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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