Sedistic executes text string find/replaces on a directory of files. It can be applied to the contents of a single directory, or to a directory and all of its subdirectories, with the only limitation being it cannot go deeper than ten subdirectories and that the strings being found and replaced cannot be longer than 255 characters. I originally wrote Sedistic to help me convert text & AppleWorks files to HTML, and then to keep my web page updated. The script's name is based on sed, the Unix command that can perform similar functions. Sedistic is a freeware Spectrum script and requires Spectrum v2.0 or later.


  • v1.0 (Aug 1, 2000): Initial release
  • v1.0.1 (Dec 28, 2021): Bug fixes by Ewen Wannop