How to delete a string in multiple files by using eraseBetween (R2019a)

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Hello,
I am trying without success to delete a specific string (everything between xmln= and the next space) in multiple text files (xml files) by using the function eraseBetween. The files would then be moved to a new folder. The code so far is below. Any help welcome.
modified_xml = fullfile(pwd, 'modified_xml')
if exist([pwd '\modified_xml'])~=7
mkdir(modified_xml);
end
InputOldFiles = dir(fullfile('*.xml'));
OldFilesNames = {InputOldFiles.name};
for k = 1 : length(InputOldFiles)
OldFiles = OldFilesNames{k};
FID = fopen(OldFiles, 'r');
if FID == -1, error('Cannot open file'), end
% Delete specific string (everything between xmlns= and the next empty space)
text = textscan(FID, '%s', 'delimiter', '\n', 'whitespace', '');
new_text = eraseBetween(text,"xmlns="," ");
NewFiles = fopen(OldFiles, 'w');
if NewFiles == -1, error('Cannot open file'), end
% Save the file
fprintf(NewFiles, '%s\n', new_text{:});
fclose(NewFiles);
% Copy the files
copyfile(OldFiles, NewFiles);
end

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