srxConvert is a free utility to convert .srs scripts used by our
Search and Replace utility to
the .srx format used by Replace
Studio Pro 'Favorites' and
Replace Studio Business Edition scripts.
Replace Studio uses an xml style file format for Favorites or
scripts that differs from the .srs format used by Search and
To distinguish the two forms, Replace Studio Pro 'Favorites'
and Replace Studio Business Edition scripts use .srx for the
name extension while Search and Replace uses .srs.
Replace Studio Business Edition can load Search and Replace .srs
script files and convert them to the .srx format. Upon save,
Replace Studio Business Edition names the converted script with
.srx for the name extension. The original .srs file is not
Replace Studio Pro currently does not have functionality to
convert .srs format scripts. If you have Search and Replace .srs
scripts you want to use as a Replace Studio Pro 'Favorite' you
can convert them with our 'srxConvert' utility.
srxConvert can also convert a 'list of strings' into a
Replace Studio Business Edition script or a Replace Studio Pro
'Favorite'. The file containing the list of strings must be in
plain text or Unicode and the form where the search/replace
strings are on a separate line. The lines must balance!
If a search string is to be replaced with nothing the blank
replace should be a blank line. A sample file - srxConvert-
test.txt - is included with the distribution. See
srxConvert-test.txt for a sample of the form that a list of
strings must take. Note that no special search switches are
applied during conversion. Follow-up editing within Replace
Studio Business Edition or Replace Studio Pro will be needed if
you need to apply switches such as 'case sensitive' or 'regular
expression mode' to any of the strings.
srxConvert is a command-line utility, which means it must be
run from a Windows 'Command Prompt'.
srxConvert.exe <.srs file to
- The converted .srs file is named with .srx upon output. The
original .srs file is not modified.
- If the file is a list of strings the converted file is
named with the .srx name extension.
- If the .srs file to convert is not in the same path as
srxConvert.exe, specify the complete file name path.
- Use surrounding " characters if the pathnames or .srs file
name contains spaces. For example,
srxConvert.exe "D:\Script Files\Script 1.srs"
- .srs files that contain multiple paths are converted in
their entirety. When loaded into Replace Studio Pro, only the
last path is used. When loaded into Replace Studio Business
Edition, all the paths are used.