Lex Jansen <lex.jansen@LEX-JANSEN.DEMON.NL> wrote:
> I come from a VAX/VMS environment. There you have nice tools to compare
> files, search & replace strings in multiple files at once, etc.
> Now I am switching to Windows NT. Does anyone know of nice tools that
> you can use in this environment.
The NT command COMP compares two files.
You can use FINDSTR to find a string in several files. You can search
for text or for regular expressions.
I don't know a built-in way to replace strings in multiple files. You
could use EDLIN in a .BAT file, but it's yucky. Or you could do it with
Perl or REXX if either is installed on your machine (I think they come
on the Resource Toolkit CD-ROM).
> I already found a very nice program editor: PFE
Yes, it's a good editor, especially since it's free.
You might also want to look at KEDIT from Mansfield Software
(www.kedit.com). It's similar to XEDIT under VM/CMS and the ISPF editor
under MVS (the interactive SAS program editor is a copy of XEDIT with
many of the useful features removed). I think it includes a macro to
change a string in all open files.