Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Search & Replace in Total Commander

Sadly there is no built-in Search & Replace functionality in Total Commander. The powerful Multi-rename option can only be used on file names.
However I've found a great plugin named 'FileFactory' by Russian author 'WhiteWind'.
The drawback is that it is a WCX (Packer) plugin, so you have to use Alt-F5, the shortcut used for creating zip files and such, and choose "ff_dummy" as packer name.
But what's cool is that you can use the Total Commander search tool, then choose 'Feed To Listbox' and apply your replacing on the resulting file list.
Must-Have.

3 comments:

nlac said...

Hi Raz-L,

it looks great but.. don't you have any idea why it doesn't allow to replace to a string having single quote? It simply ignores the single quote in the replacement, also colors the replacement string to red if that has a s.q.

Thanks
Laszlo

Raz-L said...

I don't know, maybe you can contact the developer ?

eaposztrof said...

You are GREAT! this is a lifesaver plugin. Thank You!