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  • (Folder Compare) Replace In Files

    I was wondering if there happens to be a "replace in files" functionality. i.e. I've filtered the files based on rules that I have setup and want to run a replacement for just those files from the folder compare view. Is there any currently function that can do this?

    If not can this be placed in the wishlist for a future release - including a regex replace? Thanks!

  • #2
    Beyond Compare 3 doesn't currently have a command that will search and replace across multiple files. Search and replace across multiple files is on our wish list for a future version of BC.

    You can search across multiple files in the current version of BC using the "Search > Find in Files" command in the Text Edit (Tools > Edit Text File).
    Chris K Scooter Software


    • #3
      Team Scooter, is this something that you can now do in BC4 pro?


      • #4
        No, BC4 does not have a Folder level Find/Replace for text within the file. BC3/4 do have Text Content filters which can limit the Folder Compare view to only files that contain (or don't contain) a specific text string; this is setup in the Session Settings, Other Filters tab. But the actual Find/Replace is file by file.
        Aaron P Scooter Software