Doesn't seem to have a command line interface. So you an write:. I used Borland's grep for years but just found a pattern that it won't match. It supports a number of cool features including: Undo for replace Ability to search by right clicking on folder in explorer Advance search options such as phonetic search and xpath Search inside PDF files, archives, and Word documents IMHO, it has a nice and clean interface too :. Windows Grep seemed to have problems with a large number of files, so I wrote my own - which seems more reliable.
A Windows grep utility that supports regular expressions, context lines, and advanced search options.
Download locations for AstroGrepDownloads:Size: MB. Windows grep Notepad++ 32x32 pixels icon Notepad++ editor but you can configure Notepad or Notepad++ to work with it easily.
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This, of course, assumes you have the requirement, time and inclination to do this!
Grep for Windows with a GUI
Cons I sure cant find any! If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help centerplease edit the question. I just use it from the command line so I never realized. Unbeatable, a true classic.
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Update July Another grep tool I now use all the time on Windows is AstroGrep: You can download it for example here: (site ftp). All the usual options.
I'm pretty sure they've fixed that by now. Love that tool. That, combined with gawk and xargs includes 'find', from GnuWin32and you can really script like you were on Unix!
Download AstroGrep_vzip Free AstroGrep install file
But removing everything else from those fancy packages and only keeping the editors, you'd be hard pressed to find something better than NPP how I shorten this software name. Jun 11 '09 at Featured on Meta.