Text file Find and Replace - multiple substitutions, multiple files

i've inherited several projects that need PHP source file text substitutions across multiple files
in a directory.
There's a set of about 10 very simple (unique) text substitutions to perform.
no regex is needed.

i've looked at FAR and TextCrawler and they seem to only do ONE FROM-TO substitution across multiple files (albeit very elegantly).

Does anyone know of a tool that does multiple (simple) substitutions across multiple files?

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Would Notepad++ text editor work for you?
If there's only 10 simple changes, why not just do them manually? You'll spend more time finding the right tool and making sure it works as expected, and there's no screw-ups...
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willsherwoodAuthor Commented:
Sorry i wasn't clear
i have to make the (same) SET of changes to MULTIPLE files (about 100 files per project)

Thus manually edit by edit in an editor or trying to program in a language and debug file handling, etc.,
would not be an efficient solution.
Notepad++ Find in filesIf all the files are in the same folder or in sub-folders, an editor like Notepad++ should work. It can find across files in folder and sub-folders
Terry WoodsIT GuruCommented:
I agree that Perl & Notepad++ should both manage it. Personally I've only used perl for recursive command line work in Linux and it's probably more scary to most, so Notepad++ is worth trying first. Let us know if we can help with entering the correct details.
willsherwoodAuthor Commented:
i just found    Replace Studio Business Edition
and it seems have built-in all the features i'm looking for
if it doesn't do the job, i'll try perl + Notepad++

thanks all
willsherwoodAuthor Commented:
thanks for your help
Thanks for the update, willsherwood. Glad to help.
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