Text Bot Program?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Tim Harden, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Tim Harden

    Tim Harden Guest

    I'm the webmaster for http://www.texaschainsawmassacre.net. I have 752
    separate html files that contain links to my current e-mail address.
    Because I'm getting over 200+ spams and viruses sent to me at that address
    (which I've had for over 5 years now), I need to change the e-mail address
    links to reflect my new e-mail address. I constructed this site using
    notepad and it is not setup as a "web" in Front Page, although I do have
    Front Page and I use it for editing individual pages.

    My question is, how can I automatically change all of those html pages with
    the new address? The web server is off site and I have to FTP to it. But I
    do have a copy of the site local on my hard drive as a backup. I dread the
    task of changing all the files on my local back up and then individually
    uploading them to the correct locations. I know, I know... I could have
    started this site using Front Page or other program that would publish my
    changes automatically. But back in 1998, my attitude was that notepad was
    best. : /

    Your suggestions are much appreciated!

    Thanks!

    Tim...
    Tim Harden, Apr 7, 2004
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  2. Tim Harden

    DeMoN LaG Guest

    "Tim Harden" <> wrote in
    news:XmUcc.9183$:

    > My question is, how can I automatically change all of those html pages
    > with the new address? The web server is off site and I have to FTP to
    > it. But I do have a copy of the site local on my hard drive as a
    > backup. I dread the task of changing all the files on my local back
    > up and then individually uploading them to the correct locations. I
    > know, I know... I could have started this site using Front Page or
    > other program that would publish my changes automatically. But back
    > in 1998, my attitude was that notepad was best. : /


    Notepad is still better than Frontpage. Frontpage puts out proprietary
    crap and calls it HTML. You should be able to find an FTP client that you
    can tell to upload all files and directories (creating as necessary) to
    your site. As for changing it, you can get something like sed, a linux
    program that does search and replacing, and just run it over all your files
    at once replacing with .

    --
    website: http://www.demonlag.com
    AIM: FrznFoodClerk
    DeMoN LaG, Apr 7, 2004
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  3. Tim Harden

    kyote Guest

    On Wed, 07 Apr 2004 14:37:43 GMT, "Tim Harden"
    <> wrote:

    >I'm the webmaster for http://www.texaschainsawmassacre.net. I have 752
    >separate html files that contain links to my current e-mail address.
    >Because I'm getting over 200+ spams and viruses sent to me at that address
    >(which I've had for over 5 years now), I need to change the e-mail address
    >links to reflect my new e-mail address. I constructed this site using
    >notepad and it is not setup as a "web" in Front Page, although I do have
    >Front Page and I use it for editing individual pages.
    >
    >My question is, how can I automatically change all of those html pages with
    >the new address? The web server is off site and I have to FTP to it. But I
    >do have a copy of the site local on my hard drive as a backup. I dread the
    >task of changing all the files on my local back up and then individually
    >uploading them to the correct locations. I know, I know... I could have
    >started this site using Front Page or other program that would publish my
    >changes automatically. But back in 1998, my attitude was that notepad was
    >best. : /
    >
    >Your suggestions are much appreciated!


    Tim, have you found a solution yet? If not, are all the pages your
    wanting to change your address in html files? If so I might be able to
    write you a quick little app to do the renaming for you in VB6.



    I'm just learning VB and would like to give it a try if you still need
    it. No binaries are allowed here, in this group, so if you use the
    above e-mail and remove the appropriate letters I can send you such an
    app shortly after I know you still need it. It seems easy enough.
    -------
    Kyote.sends("Greetings");
    kyote, Apr 8, 2004
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  4. Tim Harden

    Plato Guest

    Tim Harden wrote:
    >
    > My question is, how can I automatically change all of those html pages with
    > the new address? The web server is off site and I have to FTP to it. But I


    I'm pretty positive that there are utils out there that can find/replace
    a word or whatever in a batch of text files in the same folder. You do
    it on your home pc and just ftp the whole lot at once. They may be
    listed under text editors or similiar lingo.
    Plato, Apr 8, 2004
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  5. "Tim Harden" <> wrote in message
    news:XmUcc.9183$...
    > I'm the webmaster for http://www.texaschainsawmassacre.net. I have 752
    > separate html files that contain links to my current e-mail address.
    > Because I'm getting over 200+ spams and viruses sent to me at that address
    > (which I've had for over 5 years now), I need to change the e-mail address
    > links to reflect my new e-mail address. I constructed this site using
    > notepad and it is not setup as a "web" in Front Page, although I do have
    > Front Page and I use it for editing individual pages.
    >
    > My question is, how can I automatically change all of those html pages

    with
    > the new address? The web server is off site and I have to FTP to it. But

    I
    > do have a copy of the site local on my hard drive as a backup. I dread

    the
    > task of changing all the files on my local back up and then individually
    > uploading them to the correct locations. I know, I know... I could have
    > started this site using Front Page or other program that would publish my
    > changes automatically. But back in 1998, my attitude was that notepad was
    > best. : /
    >
    > Your suggestions are much appreciated!
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Tim...
    >
    >


    Tim,

    The simplest solution to your problem would be a duanting task but you
    could just use the replace command in notepad. This unfortunatly would
    require you to go through all 700+ files one at a time, but would streamline
    the copy/paste work (low-tech I know). I do believe that the Replace command
    in notepad will remember your search strings.
    As for the FTP, I also run a small site and back in 98' thought that a
    text editor was best for my programming needs, being as I taught myself HTML
    and didnt like all the crap that Frontapge put into my code. So I opted to
    use notepad. Notepad not having FTP abilities, I used third party FTP
    programs like CuteFTP (turned out to be crap), but I had the best success
    using a very old version of MaxFTP, a very basic FTP, but far advanced from
    even the current IE capabilities. I dont remember if MaxFTP is even
    supported or even distributed anymore, but worth checking out. Sry Im too
    tired to try and find it for you.

    Reply if you have found a solution as this would be interesting, or just
    need more ideas, Im sure I can come up with more in the morning.

    Joshua
    j.tkachuck<at>comcast.net
    Joshua Tkachuck, Apr 21, 2004
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