[OS X TeX] Multiple Search/Replace in one script?

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue May 29 09:42:21 EDT 2007

On May 26, 2007, at 8:53 AM, Steffen Wolfrum wrote:

> I am looking for a way to automate (and also archive) my most  
> common ten or twenty search/replace runs.
> I have to admit, I have no idea about scripting. But I guess there  
> should be a way in Applecript/Perl/Rupy/Whatever to write down  
> several entries with...
> ... what should be the search string
> ... what should be the replace string
> ... what kind of search should be opeated (regulr expression, case  
> sensitive, etc.)
> Any recommendations?

Not really. I broke down and just wrote an AppleScript which drives  
TextEdit.app using GUI-scripting. Ugly.

For my part, I'd like to see a special-purpose tool for this in Mac  
OS X --- something coded up as a Service would be ideal. Even better  
would be if it had a front-end along the lines of ``ReplaceEm'' (a  
Windows app available at http://www.orbit.org/replace/) for creating  
the search-replaces.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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