Programs that will search multiple files for specific content, and return a list of those files that contain it. These will usually search text files, for specific text. Some will even replace some text with other text across several files. Many operating systems include a version of these tools built in, such as the Windows Find: All Files, or the Macintosh Finder. The classic Unix command line utility for this is called grep, an abbreviation for "global regular expression print".- Category ID : 59451
Shareware utility for search and replace in multiple files, directories and zip archives. Supports egrep style regular expressions. Script language for webmasters and programmers. From Funduc Software.
Fuzzy text search of files in a single folder and optional subfolders. Supports RegEx, wildcards, pattern sets, user-definable records, and most standard GREP options. Open Source. [OS2/DOS/Win3.x/95/NT]
Scans local or network drives or CD-ROM, using Netscape / MSIE, performs full text search on files, supports boolean operators. No winsock.dll required. English and French interface. Windows 16 or 32 bit shareware.
Cool Find is a powerful file search tool for Windows. Support Drag, Drop and Copy of files, even including those in ZIP file. With string search in files, including Unicode files and Microsoft Office files. Requirements: Internet Explorer 5.0 or better and Win 9x/NT/2000/Me.
WinGREP, real time search/replace, find unlimited files across multiple directories. Extended IDE configuration, history management, enhanced file mask management. Results pane displays results in context. Provides, company information, FAQs and download area.
A free replacement for the Windows "containing text" option found in their search window. Search plain-ASCII text files, such as source code, HTML, RTF and batch files. However it can also search binary files such as word processor documents, databases, spreadsheets and executables.
Indexes files on desktop machine and allows searching via software interface. Results not ranked by relevance, but it uses reductive queries that means the list of results narrows as you add additional keywords. [Windows]
Indexed full text search of local and network drives. Searches MS Office, Open Office, PDF, archives, multimedia, email and attachments, browser bookmarks and history, and Lotus Notes. Filter by file type, date, and size. Includes desktop taskbar. Shareware. [XP/Vista]
Review of five Windows desktop search programs, covering what is indexed, mechanism used for search, how search results are displayed (interface quality) and how they are ranked for relevancy (if at all).
Non-indexed full text search of files in a single folder and optional subfolders. Advanced and Wizard interfaces. Supports RegEx, filters by file size and access date. Freeware. [Win95/98/ME/NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista]
Performs single or multiple search/replace operations on text and MS Office files in a single folder and optional subfolders. Uses Search-engine style interface, supports RegEx, filters by file size and access date. Shareware. [Win95/98/ME/NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista]
Enterprise level indexed search of most forms of digital content, including speech recognition within A/V formats. Features distributed indexing, collaborative ranking, integrates with existing document security systems. Shareware.