Introduction – HowTo s'n'r in files


With SearchReplace, you can replace a text in as many as desired files by another.

Typical usage

include 'File/SearchReplace.php' ;
$files = array( "test1.txt",
"test3.txt" ) ;
$ignoreline = array( "#"":") ;
$snr = new File_SearchReplace"Yes""No"$files"/mail/"false,
$ignoreline) ;
$snr -> doSearch() ;

The example replaces all occurences of "Yes" with "No" in the given $files and in all files in the directory "/mail/". If a line in a file starts with one of the chars in $ignoreline, possible matches will be ignored.

You can do a new search without creating a new instance of the class.

Do a new search

// string to search
$snr -> setFind"Er") ;
// string to find
$snr -> setReplace"Sie") ;
// look in this files
$snr -> setFiles$files) ;
// look in this directories
$snr -> setDirectories( array( "/neue_briefe/")) ;
// look in the subdirectories too
$snr -> setIncludeSubdirtrue) ;
// ignore lines in the files starting with this chars
$snr -> setIgnoreLines( array( "::""#")) ;
// restart search'n'replace
$snr -> doSearch() ;

Types of search functions

File_SearchReplace supports different kinds of search functions. The type directly influence the format of the required $find-parameter

  • normal - default, the only type supporting the $IgnoreLines-parameter
  • quick - use str_replace()
  • preg - use preg_replace()
  • ereg - use ereg_replace()

To set the type, call setSearchFunction() before doSearch().

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