How to replace characters in AppleScript

Can somebody tell me if there’s a replace function similar to PHP (str_replace) where you can replace characters? For example, I would like to replace any instance of “Folder1:Folder2:Folder3” to “Folder1/Folder2/Folder3”. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

This article looks like it covers it fairly good - for some reason it keeps coming up in every applescript search I do!
http://maccentral.macworld.com/features/applescriptprimer33/
Specifically the Find and replace section.
iolaire

Hi,

Also, you can change an AppleScript type path (colons) to POSIX path (slashes) with the ‘POSIX path’ property from standard additions. Something like this:

set item_path to (path to “cusr”) as string – current users home folder
set new_path to (item_path & “SomeFile”)
display dialog new_path buttons {“OK”} default button “OK”
return (POSIX path of new_path) – look at result

Standard additions are built in.

gl,

str_replace()