Friday, May 15, 2009

Search and replace text in multiple files quickly

I had the need to quickly update the same string within several HTML files.  Rather then open each file and do a global search and replace on the string I decided to see if there were any tools on the internet that could speed this process.  After a little googling I found a tool called TextCrawler.  

I had a list of over 30 strings to find and replace in 8 different files.  I was able to make the changes quickly using this tool.

Text Crawler is freeware, so download it and give it a try.

How to move files between vmware ESXi servers

Today I had to move files between two ESXi servers.

I was looking for a simple tool that could copy from one server to another.  At first I thought the only way move the files would be to use VMware Infrastructure Client to copy the files to my PC and then move the files from my PC back to the other VMware server.  Using Veeam Backup and FastSCP I was able to move the files between servers without actually copying them locally to my PC.  Their tool is free to download and use.

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