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  1.  Full-Text Searchack lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.

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  • Developed byAndy Lester
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Alternatives14 alternatives listed

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dadoomer
  
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Easy to use, text searching tool! Displays the file and lines where the text was found. Searchs recursively on the folder it was run on.

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Please note that ack is written purely in Perl, and thus uses Perl regular expressions. PCRE is supposedly "Perl-compatible regular expressions" but there are incompatibilities.

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DesertShadow

SO much simpler. Sane, modern, defaults.

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  • text-search
  • search-tool
  • grep
  • text-utility
  • search-text-in-files

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