Two Guys Arguing

Mountains of Obfuscation

Posted in challenge by benjaminplee on 02.26.12

What would you do?

You have a couple hundred files across several nested folders that contains within them 10000+ obfuscated random and unique user names.  You also have a translation file of all of the obfuscated names and new ones you ned to have them replaced with.  Some files have all 10000+ obfuscated names in them.  Some have none or just a couple.

How would you update all of the files?

Obviously this isn’t a crazy hard problem; there are many ways to solve it.  I know how I solved it.  I am curious as how YOU would solve it.



[edit: added clarification]