Replace in Files for PowerShell

A while back I restructured my website so that this blog no longer started at the root, instead starting from /blog. This was so that I could introduce some other web apps and have a subfolder for projects etc.

One of the pains of this restructure was modifying all the links – I thought I had caught all this with a Redirector HttpModule, but recently realised that for some reason I had not caught images embedded in the posts themselves.
Also it was becoming a pain having to remember to include the HttpModule in my web.config everytime I upgraded my blog (dasBlog)

I wanted it fixed properly this time, so grabbed a copy of all the XML files in my ‘content’ folder, copied them to a local folder and cracked open PowerShell…

I wanted every instance of www.mywebsite.com changed to www.mywebsite.com/blog – not difficult, but this would also change valid urls such as www.mywebsite.com/blog/page.aspx to www.mywebsite.com/blog/blog/page.aspx (note the /blog/blog in the url)

So I got everything I needed done with two ‘one liners’ in PowerShell…

dir | %{ $a = get-content $_ ; $a = $a -replace (“www.mywebsite.com”, “www.mywebsite.com/blog”) ; set-content $_ $a }

…and…

dir | %{ $a = get-content $_ ; $a = $a -replace (“www.mywebsite.com/blog/blog”, “www.mywebsite.com/blog”) ; set-content $_ $a }

All fixed…

 

GEO 51.4043197631836:-1.28760504722595