OpenGrok Alternatives

    OpenGrok is described as 'fast and usable source code search and cross reference engine. It helps you search, cross-reference and navigate your source tree'. There are more than 10 alternatives to OpenGrok for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Linux, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and Google Chrome. The best alternative is Sourcegraph, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenGrok are searchcode.com (Free), Source Insight (Paid), OctoLinker (Free, Open Source) and Text Sherlock (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 19, 2020

      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • Online
      • BSD
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      • Visual Studio Code
      • IntelliJ IDEA
      • Sublime Text
      • Atom
      • Firefox
      Powerful, instant code search across all your code: * Search in files and diffs using simple terms, regular expressions, and other filters. * Syncs repositories with your code host and supports searching any commit/branch, with no indexing delay.
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    1. searchcode is a free source code and documentation search engine. API documentation, code snippets and open source (free sofware) repositories are indexed and searchable.


      • Windows
      Source Insight is an advanced code editor and browser with built-in analysis for C/C++, C#, and Java programs.
      Source Insight vs OpenGrok opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      works on windows only, not web based
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      It turns language-specific module-loading statements like include, require or import into links. Depending on the language it will either redirect you to the referenced file or to an external website like a manual page or another service.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Provides a fast, easy to install and use search engine for text but, mostly for source code. OpenGrok requires to much time to install (though it may be worth it for some). Sherlock will give you a much easier setup, a text indexer, and a web app interface for searching.
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      Text Sherlock vs OpenGrok opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Has a decent web interface and is easy to use.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Docker
      DXR is a code search and navigation tool aimed at making sense of large projects like Firefox. It supports full-text and regex searches as well as structural queries like "Find all the callers of this function.
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    2. Google Code Search allows you to search online public code

      Discontinued

      Error 404.It was discontinued by Google in March 2013.

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Online
      Web-based code search and browsing platform which understands your code just like your IDE does and works out of the box. You can view the source code of hundreds of popular projects such as Apache Hadoop or Android.
    3. GUI of indexed grep for source code, files locator, search and replace. Switch differnt projects and start searching. Drag and drop of filenames to your favourite editor.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      LXR Cross Referencer, usually known as LXR, is a general-purpose source code indexer and cross-referencer that provides web-based browsing of source code, with links to the definition and usage of any identifier.
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