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 most popular Linux alternative is Small DocFetcher iconDocFetcher, 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 13 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Agent Ransack are Small FSearch iconFSearch (Free, Open Source), Small grep icongrep (Free, Open Source), Small Search Monkey iconSearch Monkey (Free) and The Silver Searcher (Free, Open Source).

Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. If you're looking for more info about Agent Ransack like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 2/5/2020 6:21:00 AM

Alternatives to Agent Ransack for Linux with any license

  • FSearch

    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. Note: The application is in an early development stage and still considered alpha Features * Instant (as you type) results * RegEx support * Filter support (only search for files, folders or everything) * Fast sort by filename, path, size or modification time * Customizable interface

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Search Monkey

    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories. Written in JAVA it is highly portable, and as well as running on Linux, ports are available on FreeBSD, or even Windows and MacOS.

    • it's equivalent in functionality and usable Guest • Dec 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar feature set to AgentRansack and even the layout is similar. Guest • Nov 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • DocFetcher and regain are not available on Ubuntu Software Center. Searchmonkey is available, easy to use and really fast. So I'll prefer this Guest • Sep 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar functionality. Runs fast and is available to install through apt-get Guest • Feb 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows Linux BSD

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  • ripgrep

    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. Why should I use ripgrep? * It can replace both The Silver Searcher and GNU grep because it is faster than both. (N.B. It is not, strictly speaking, a "drop-in" replacement for both, but the feature sets are far more similar than different.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • 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, the contents of the file. Ack ignores backup files and files under CVS and .svn directories. It also highlights matches to help you see where the match was. Ack uses perl regular expressions (PCRE).

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • KFind

    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.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Index Your Files

    Index Your Files allows you to search through all your files or folders on local or networked drives without remote admin rights (as necessary for the similar app "Everything"). Searching can be done by name, date, size, location etc., and boolean operators are available to to perform multiple keyword searches. You can invoke Windows Explorer context menus on found files to perform operations such as drag/drop, copy, rename, delete etc.

    • Discontinued
      The program is no longer updated since 2012. Last version,, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Windows Linux Wine

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  • Lemur Project

    The Lemur Project develops search engines, browser toolbars, text analysis tools, and data resources that support research and development of information retrieval and text mining software. The project is best known for its Indri search engine, Lemur Toolbar, and ClueWeb09 dataset. Our software and datasets are used widely in scientific and research applications, as well as in some commercial applications.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted

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