Alternatives to grep for all platforms with any license

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Desktop

Indie / Classic

  • Agent Ransack icon

    Agent Ransack

    Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of files Agent Ransack also displays the text found. Users can then quickly browse the results without...

    Freemium Windows

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    grepWin

    grepWin is a simple search and replace tool which can use PCRE regular expressions to search for strings of text within files. grepWin adds an entry to the shell context menu to easily search selected folders. The use of regular...

    Open Source Windows

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    AstroGrep

    AstroGrep is A Microsoft Windows GUI File Searching (grep) utility. Features include regular expressions, versatile printing options, stores most recent used paths and has a "context" feature which is very nice for looking...

    Open Source Windows

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    PowerGREP

    Quickly search through large numbers of files on your PC or network using powerful text patterns to find exactly the information you want. Search and replace with plain text or regular expressions to maintain web sites, source code...

    Commercial Windows

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    dnGREP

    dnGrep allows you to search across files with easy-to-read results. Search through text files, Word documents, PDFs, and archives using text, regular expression, XPath, and phonetic queries. dnGrep includes search-and-replace...

    Open Source Windows

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    Windows Grep

    The program combines the power and flexibility of traditional command line grep utilities available on DOS, UNIX and other platforms with the ease of use of Microsoft Windows. In addition to searching, Windows Grep also performs...

    Commercial Windows

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    Replace Text

    Replace Text, formerly called BK ReplaceEm, is the free string-replacing utility for Windows. At its core, Replace Text is essentially a text search-and-replace program. However, unlike the search-replace functionality of a...

    Free Windows

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  • ripgrep

    ripgrep combines the usability of The Silver Searcher with the raw speed of grep.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    ack

    Ack is designed as a standalone (one perl file) replacement for 99% of the uses of grep. ack is intelligent about the files it searches. It knows about certain file types, based on both the extension on the file and, in some cases...

    Open Source Mac Linux

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    FAR - Find And Replace

    FAR is a simple tool for search and replace operations over multiple files. You can apply ordinary "word by word" replacement, or choose to use fully featured regular expressions. FAR automatically creates backups (unless...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • The Silver Searcher

    Silver Searcher is a code search tool similar to ack that claims to be much faster. It's implemented in C and has some extra features such as ignoring files per .hignore, .gitignore contents.

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • regexxer

    regexxer is a nifty GUI search/replace tool featuring Perl-style regular expressions. If you need project-wide substitution and you’re tired of hacking sed command lines together, then you should definitely give it a try.

    Open Source Windows Linux

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  • UltraFinder

    UltraFinder is your personal search engine for your PC, network, and remote servers! Find any file, word, text string, pattern, duplicate and everything else you need in seconds...on your hard drive, on your shared and network...

    Commercial Windows

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    DeskRule

    Wherever you have files DeskRule can locate them. Search your hard disk, but also in mobile phones and cameras, zipfolders, FTP, OneDrive and all the other virtual shell folders.

    Commercial Windows

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  • UniversalCodeGrep

    UniversalCodeGrep (ucg) is an extremely fast grep-like tool specialized for searching large bodies of source code.

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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    iXoft TexFinderX

    TexFinderX is a freeware tool to search and replace text inside entire folders. TexFinderX is MacOS X, Snow Leopard, Windows XP, Vista and Seven compatible. Main features Search and replace text - with regular expression or...

    Free Mac Windows

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    PRGrep

    PRGrep is a powerful program to search strings inside files. Rather than showing a file list, the matching lines of text inside each file are also displayed. PRGrep has moreover a lot of interesting functions as search inside binary...

    Free Windows

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    Multi Replacer

    A very capable Windows Grep, search, replace and data extraction tool. - Search for files using powerful text matching commands called Regular Expressions. - You can search/replace one or more than one information on one or more...

    Commercial Windows

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    Search and Replace

    Don't worry about those many files where you have to change a few things! There's no need to open every single file and edit them manually, Search and Replace does it all for you! Search and Replace lets you create your own...

    Commercial Mac

  • KFileReplace

    KFileReplace is a KDE utility that replace some strings with others in a lot of files in an only operation. Then it's very easy to update some URLs, filenames, ... which are written in all files of a project. Without KFileReplace...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Advanced Find and Replace

    Search files with smart queries as with Google, replace simple or multiline text in multiple files. The batch replace operation easily updates hundreds of different links in several files. Extremely fast, easy to use, with excellent...

    Commercial Windows

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