Hi Ben:

I've been using Python to manipulate XML files, and it's free and 
friendly. Well, I sit with a lot of professional programmers, so I have 
help, but they assure me that it's a wonderful scripting language compared 
to many others. Did I mention that it's free?

Here's the download site: http://www.python.org/
And here's the reference book: http://docs.python.org/lib/lib.html

Good luck!

Fei Min Lorente

"B Hechter" <bhechter at objectives.ca> 
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08/31/2007 12:47 PM

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batch processing of large numbers of text files?

Hi Framers,

Well, it looks like I will need to batch process a large number of ASCII
(plain text) system configuration files in the same manner, in order to
filter out information that I do not need, before I import them into 

I don't know if this a proper topic for the list, but it takes me back to 
UNIX days of using "sed" with great success (even for a non-programmer 
me), to create a standard set of batch text processing instructions that
could be applied consistently and repetitively to large numbers of
pattern-based plain text files.

The question is two fold:
a) any sed FM users out there?
b) are there other similar (economical) options for batch processing of 

Comments and opinions are most welcome.


Ben Hechter
Technical Performance Support Solutions
Vancouver BC
t: 604-725-7385
e: bhechter at objectives.ca
w: www.semitake.com

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