The Question is:
I am trying to find a way to edit files and replace a string with another, then
save the new file.Just a simple replace command(s).
I have searched the FAQ, and I found FAQ 6691 and FAQ 4676 with the same
issue, but they didn't solve my problem.
Will you suggest another resolution?
The Answer is :
Without details and without background on exactly why the answer to
topic (4676) was inapplicable here, the OpenVMS Wizard cannot
particularly provide more specifics or better alternatives. The
OpenVMS Wizard will GUESS that you don't know or don't have Perl
or Python or such -- please see the OpenVMS FAQ for pointers to ports
of these tools for OpenVMS.
As was stated in (4676), Perl, DCL, and occasionally Teco and SUMSLP are
the most common tools used for this purpose. Various versions of freeware
tools such as awk and grep are also available for text searches and text
updates on OpenVMS.
You can also program various text editors present on OpenVMS. For
instance, emacs can perform this task. There is an example of using
TPU available in the Ask Compaq area of the Compaq website, search the
OpenVMS support database listings for the article "Globally Replacing
String In Batch Using TPU Procedure".