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Consistent Changes Program and User’s Guide (Endorsed)
Current version: 8.1.6, released Sept 27, 2005
Consistent Changes is useful for finding all occurrences of specified characters, words, or phrases in a text file or series of text files, and then changing them in a consistent way. The change may be done in every occurrence found or only when certain are met.
CC is like the find-and-replace feature in a text editor, but much more powerful because it allows you to make changes which take context into consideration and to make a whole set of changes at once. Beyond the search and replace feature, CC can also be used to count items (characters, words, or phrases), insert or remove text, or reorder parts of a text file.
In order to use the CC program, you build a text file that describes the changes you want to make. This file is called a “changes table”. You may use an existing changes table, modify an existing table, or create your own table.
Version 8.1.6 adds the following feature:
- handles CC tables with Unicode BOM.
Version 8.1.5 adds the following features:
- a graphical user interface for running CC tables on files,
- a CC debugger,
- Unicode support (UTF8 only)
See the document "Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks" (included in the zip file) for more details on the changes to CC.