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Posted on 2012-03-09
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Hi, Experts -
I have a large file (about 7g) that I need to search for a text and replace.
How do I go about doing it thru windows commands. Addition to that - suggest a few good text editors for large files (e.g textpad won't work file of that size). I prefer to do it thru cmd window.

Thanks,
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PowerShell should be able to handle something of that size but you will need to write the results to a second file.

Get-Content c:\hugefile1.txt
    | Foreach-Object {$_.Replace('thing to replace', 'what to replace it with')}
    | Set-Content c:\hugefile2.txt
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PowerShell seemed to work, thanks.
Any other text editors able to handle large files (~7 gig) ?
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