AstroGrep Alternatives for Linux

    AstroGrep is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is DocFetcher, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to AstroGrep and nine of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to AstroGrep are grep (Free, Open Source), Search Monkey (Free, Open Source), The Silver Searcher (Free, Open Source) and regexxer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 3, 2021

    1. 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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    2. grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.
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      Astrogrep is a gui application
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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    3. A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.
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    4. 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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      ultra fast, very nice, need only the search in office document, ...
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • 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.


    5. 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.
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      FAR - Find And Replace vs AstroGrep opinions
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      The replace function is optional, you can search and just move, copy or delete the results as required.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      It does not search files, it rather search expression and replace upon a list of file.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Baloo is not an application, but a daemon to index files. Applications can use the Baloo framework to provide file search results.
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    6. Rummage is a cross platform tool for crawling directories and searching and replacing in text files. It is written in Python and uses wxPython for the GUI. Rummage allows for literal or regex searches and has configurations for limiting the files etc.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      KFileReplace is a KDE utility that replace some strings with others in a lot of files in an only operation. Then it's very easy to update some URLs, filenames, ... which are written in all files of a project.
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