Search for string in file, save another file and paste data tin new file
Posted on 2014-08-08
We have a directory in c:\data and it contains hundred of sub directories and we want a batch to do a search of a text inside a file the once found create a new file and copy the content there. Here is the procedure:
1.-Directory with c:\data and inside there hundred of sub directories.
2.-On each sub directory there is a file called res2.html
3.-The script ON ALL files res2html inside each one of the hundred sub directories we need to check for:
4.-Search for the string "flv=../../../activ/" and store in a variable called A.
5.-Then search in same res2.html files for this other string "/videos2_1/video2_1.flv" and we can call B.
6.-Then between A and B in the middle of the both files there is a word that word we can call variable C.
7.-After find C and have located A and B also, the script must create a .html file with the name of the contents of the variable C and ending in .html. For example if C variable has a content called "course234" (without quotes of course) the resulting file must has the name "course234.html".
8.-For last step inside the file created "course234.html" the content stored there must be A+C+B.
9.-Process all the res2.html files inside all sub directories inside c:\data no matter if there is a need to process 1-8 steps for hundred of sub directories i side c:\data.
To clear the example we have according above we have in A="flv=../../../activ/" and B="/videos2_1/video2_1.flv" and suppose the variable C, the word in the middle between A and B found by the script is the fictitious name "course234" (all without quotes of course). Then the script must create a file like C name ending in html in other words the new file created in the same directory is "course234.html" and inside of that new file created the content must be A+C+B in other words the content inside "course234.html" is "flv=../../../activ/course234/videos2_1/video2_1.flv" and again and like always without quotes.
We don't know if this could be made in a batch of command prompt or maybe a visual basic script. I hope someone could help with the script, one way or another the script must run from command prompt. Could be .bat or .vbs.