Alternatives to The Silver Searcher for all platforms with any license

Platforms

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

  • AstroGrep icon

    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

  • dnGREP icon

    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

  • grep icon

    grep

    grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku

  • PowerGREP icon

    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

  • Windows Grep icon

    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

  • ack icon

    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

  • ripgrep

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • 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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