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UltraEdit Saves the Day!

Andy Boyd, IDM
Marketing Manager

Just like you, I rely heavily on UltraEdit in my day-to-day work. UltraEdit's wide-range of features allow me to accomplish an innumerable amount of tasks.

But, when I think about UltraEdit's features, scripting is one of my personal favorites. I've used scripting to simplify countless tasks at work and at home. On a few occasions, scripting has helped me avoid a disaster - well, maybe not a "disaster", but a setback anyway...

As a case in point, a few years ago, a system update corrupted my email/mbox file on my home computer. I was able to retrieve the mbox file, but my email client couldn't parse it. I created a script in UltraEdit to parse/restore email messages out of the corrupted mbox file. What a relief; I nearly lost over 1,000 archived emails - but UltraEdit saved the day!

Of course, my main use of UltraEdit centers on editing/coding, but I've done much more than just "code" with UltraEdit.

What about you, do you have any "UltraEdit saves the day" stories?

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IT would make my day...
Reply #1 on : Tue June 29, 2010, 07:16:13
.... when it finally comes out for apple.

Since i switched to macosx i am waitin for UE and UC comes out for the beloved OS.

It would really save my day(s) because all of the editors for this OS aren't UE, which i used for almost 10 years now! :)

... still patiently waiting ...
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It recently helped me out...
Reply #2 on : Tue June 29, 2010, 09:32:37
I was putting together a WordPress site for a friend, and of course using UltraEdit for all of the source code editing. I was using a template that I had found online from a free template repository, and everything was going great until I got to the footer. The footer included a link back to the templates website, and I wanted to change the text (not remove it altogether). However, whoever had designed the template had encoded the footer in base64 - probably so unsuspecting novices wouldn't know how to decode/change it and therefore remove the link. I easily decoded it using UltraEdit's base64 decoding feature and modified the footer as needed - it literally took only a couple seconds. Granted, I probably could have found a tool to do this online somewhere, but it was so cool to be able to do it within the editor.

While this isn't a "Saves the day" story, it is yet another example of how I'm always discovering new uses for UltraEdit, my "Swiss Army Knife" of editing!
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Base64 Decoding
Reply #3 on : Tue January 22, 2013, 22:16:59
Hi I was trying to base64 decode using UltraEdit. Can you please advise how I can script it. Thanks

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