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GNU sed Alternatives

GNU sed is described as 'sed (stream editor) is a Unix utility that parses text and implements a programming language which can apply transformations to such text' and is an app. There are seven alternatives to GNU sed for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Haiku. The best alternative is Perl, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GNU sed are fnr.exe, NimbleText, Gema and TXR.

GNU sed alternatives are mainly Programming Languages but may also be Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GNU sed.
This page was last updated Feb 16, 2019
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Cygwin
  • Haiku

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  1. Perl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language with over 22 years of development.

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  2. fnr.exe

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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



  3. NimbleText

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online

    NimbleText is a text manipulation and code generation tool available online or as a free download. It magnifies your ability to perform incredible feats of text and data wrangling.

  4. Gema

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Gema is a general purpose text processing utility based on the concept of pattern matching. In general, it reads an input file and copies it to an output file, while performing certain transformations to the data as specified by a set of patterns defined by the user.

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  5. TXR

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    TXR is a pragmatic, convenient data munging language oriented toward processing of text from files or streams, using multiple programming paradigms.

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  6. Bracmat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Programming language for symbolic computation with extraordinary combination of pattern matching features: tree patterns, associative patterns and expressions embedded in patterns.

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  7. Procedural Text Edit

    • Windows
    • Linux

    Text processing tool with a powerful and easy to learn language.

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