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Agent Ransack Alternatives for Linux

Agent Ransack is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is FSearch, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Agent Ransack and 15 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Agent Ransack are DocFetcher, GCstar, grep and Search Monkey.

Agent Ransack alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Media Managers or Application Launchers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Agent Ransack.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

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    FSearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    FSearch is a fast file search utility for GNU/Linux operating systems, inspired by Everything Search Engine. It's written in C and based on GTK+3.

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    Can't search file contents.

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  2. DocFetcher is a portable German/English open source desktop search application. It allows you search the contents of documents on your computer. - You can think of it as Google for your local document repository.

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    GCstar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    GCstar is a free open source application for managing your collections. Detailed information on each item can be automatically retrieved from the internet and you can store additional data, such as the location or who you've lent it to.

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    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.

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    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.

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    DocFetcher and regain are not available on Ubuntu Software Center. Searchmonkey is available, easy to use and really fast. So I'll prefer this

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    Very similar functionality. Runs fast and is available to install through apt-get

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    it's equivalent in functionality and usable

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    Very similar feature set to AgentRansack and even the layout is similar.

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  6. ripgrep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    ripgrep is a command line search tool that combines the usability of The Silver Searcher (an ack clone) with the raw speed of GNU grep.

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    KFind

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    KFind can be used as a standalone search tool, launched by KRunner or from your menu. It is also integrated into Konqueror as "Find File" in the "Tools" menu. It allows you to find files by name, type or content.

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    The Silver Searcher

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

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    ANGRYsearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Instant file search, showing results as you type.

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    ack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    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, the contents of the file.

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