A program to replace all JS comments with JSP comments in jsp files

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by tungchau81, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. tungchau81

    tungchau81 Guest

    I have a lot of JSP files that serve as pure JavaScript code. I need to
    convert all JavaScript comments inside these JSP files to JSP comments
    which use <%-- // --%> tags. Instead of doing it manually, I would
    like to write a script/program that can detect the JS declarative
    comment structure and replace it with the equivalent JSP comment.
    However, I do not know how to start writing such kind of
    script/program. I would appreciate alot if you can suggest me some
    tool/program, Linux shell command or programming language (Perl,
    JavaScript, ...) that I can use. Is there any available program out
    there that is doing this task ?

    Thanks in advance,
    Tung Chau
    tungchau81, Jun 2, 2006
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    Erwin Moller Guest

    Hi Tung,

    Well, what you are asking for is a straightforward search-replace alghoritm,
    Such tasks are easy with scriptinglanguages like PHP or Perl.
    Even VB-script should be able to do it. ;-)

    My Perl suck these days, so if you can go PHP, have a look at:
    and fopen() for opening.

    try to make a program that opens all files, replaces your commentstags, and
    then safes the file.

    Erwin Moller
    Erwin Moller, Jun 2, 2006
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    Hal Rosser Guest

    That wheel has already been invented.
    You can google to find a shareware to search/replace through an entire
    Its been several years since I used one, so the name of the one I used has
    departed the memory banks.
    But look at it as a find-replace task, heck, even MS Word can do that for a
    file at a time.
    HTH Hal
    Hal Rosser, Jun 2, 2006
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    Ian Collins Guest

    man find
    man sed
    Ian Collins, Jun 2, 2006
  5. JRS: In article <OA0gg.68663$>, dated
    Fri, 2 Jun 2006 15:46:56 remote, seen in Hal
    Why go to that expense? See in sig.
    Dr John Stockton, Jun 3, 2006
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