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Advanced Find and Replace Alternatives

Advanced Find and Replace is described as '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 help' and is an app. There are more than 25 alternatives to Advanced Find and Replace for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is grepWin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Advanced Find and Replace are grep, dnGREP, Search Monkey and AstroGrep.

Advanced Find and Replace alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Text Editors or Word Processors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Advanced Find and Replace.
This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021
  • Windows

Search files with smart queries as with Google, replace simple or multiline text in multiple files. The batch replace...

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  1. grepWin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

  2. grep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku

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



  3. dnGREP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

  4. Search Monkey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.

  5. 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 at source code.



  6. regexxer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

  7. FAR - Find And Replace

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

  8. PowerGREP

    • Windows

    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, reports, ...

  9. fnr.exe

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Open Source tool to find/replace text in multiple files.

  10. Find Any File

    • Mac

    Find Any File searches your local disks for files by name, creation or modification date, size, or type and creator code (not by content, though). As there are other tools with a similar search operation, here are the special features unique to Find Any File:

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