We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Script needed to replace or add carriage return when seeing spefic text

2 Endorsements
Last Modified: 2018-11-01
I would like a simple script in .bat, .vbs, or powershell, which will look into a .txt fle and do one of the following, whichever is easier to do:

1.  Whenever it sees specific text such as AD, or DE, or BOG, or STOW..  that it will insert a tilde character (~) just before the text and then save the file with a new name.


2.  Whenever it sees the specific text such as AD, DE, BOG, or STOW, that it would start a new line which starts with those characters, and only start another line when it finds the next set of specific text.

The file resides at:  
And the output should be in the same folder but renamed to:
Watch Question
Test your restores, not your backups...
Expert of the Year 2019
Distinguished Expert 2020
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 3 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE