On Thu, 9 Jul 2009, Avila, Regina L. wrote:
> Can anybody share some good tools for massaging metadata? For anything
> from file renaming to cleaning ASCII characters to various formulas? I
> know Excel does a lot of things but I'm looking for other useful
> software to consider. I'm familiar with Parserat, Notepad++, A Better
> File Rename and a few others. Any other gems I should know?
What formats are you dealing with, and what platform are you on?
For text files on the Mac, I've been a long-term BBEdit user, but any text
editor that's scriptable and supports regex replace is useful. (you could
always use perl or sed & awk if you wanted to automate it).
If you're working with binary data, you might need something to convert it
to something that you can work with in other tools.