grepWin is lightweight string replacement software with regular expressions, All files in a folder can be replaced
- Free • Open Source
- File Search Utility
What is grepWin?
grepWin is a simple search and replace tool which can use PCRE regular expressions to search for strings of text within files. grepWin adds an entry to the shell context menu to easily search selected folders. The use of regular expressions allows for a very powerful search and replace. You can replace all files that contain subfolders. Date, size, and file type can be specified. It can be linked to any editor.
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I've tried quite a few standalone regex search and replace tools but haven't found any I like more than this one. The main plus is that it uses PCRE syntax (yay!) which, I find is easier, more powerful, more featured than other syntaxes. (Several other tools use .NET's built-in regex syntax, which is not great.) It also has a couple of bonus variables that you can use in the replacement string. You can use it to search only. This is really useful if you want to test that your replacement string will behave as expected by copying one or more of the strings from the search results into the Test regex box.
It’s portable (always a plus!), lightweight, really fast. Just love it!
Simply put: it's the fastest tool of its kind and supports also regex! It's much faster than dnGrep too.
Also offers preview of matches and automatically supports Unicode, UTF-8 (and more) search too (so smart: you don't have to activate any option!)...
Portable. Super slim. Super fast. Powerful and competent. Has useful commandline options. Great external editor support. Just great.
GrepWin is a powerful text search and replace tool with regular expression support.
Simple yet effective gui grepping tool. Works as expected.