grep Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to grep for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 grep and 12 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to grep are ripgrep (Free, Open Source), The Silver Searcher (Free, Open Source), ack (Free, Open Source) and FAR - Find And Replace (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Mar 3, 2021


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    • File Searching
    • Support for regular expressions
    • Search and replace
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    • Search-in-files
    • Full text search
    • Multiple files
    • Content Searching
    • Batch processing
    • Web log analysis
    • Search in Archives
    • Semantic Search
    • Shared folders
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    • Watch multiple files
    • Character level high-lighiting
    • Code Search
    • Auto scrolling
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