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ripgrep is described as 'command line search tool that combines the usability of The Silver Searcher (an ack clone) with the raw speed of GNU grep' and is an app in the file management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to ripgrep for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Wine. The best alternative is Agent Ransack, which is free. Other great apps like ripgrep are grep, dnGREP, The Silver Searcher and ack.

ripgrep alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Programming Languages. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ripgrep.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD

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  1. Agent Ransack icon

    Agent Ransack

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of files Agent Ransack also displays the text found. Users can then quickly browse the results without having to separately open each file!

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    Search results, showing the contents view docked below the file list view:
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    grep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku

    grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.

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  3. dnGREP icon

    dnGREP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    dnGrep allows you to search across files with easy-to-read results. Search through text files, Word documents, PDFs, and archives using text, regular expression, XPath, and phonetic queries.

    ⚫︎ PortablednGREP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    The Silver Searcher

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceThe Silver Searcher either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ LightweightThe Silver Searcher consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    ack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Ack is designed as a standalone (one perl file) replacement for 99% of the uses of grep. ack is intelligent about the files it searches. It knows about certain file types, based on both the extension on the file and, in some cases, the contents of the file.

    ⚫︎ Full-Text Searchack lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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  6. SSR: Simple Search & Replace icon

    SSR: Simple Search & Replace

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Easy alternative to Grep. Portable. Supports extended regular expression syntax.

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  7. Gawk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    The awk utility interprets a special-purpose programming language that makes it possible to handle simple data-reformatting jobs with just a few lines of code. Gawk is Gnu's interpreter for the awk language.

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  8. JREPL.BAT

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Wine

    JREPL.BAT is a powerful, general purpose, command line, regular expression text processor for ASCII data. It is a hybrid JScript/batch script that should run on any Windows machine from XP onward.

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  9. Mawk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    mawk is an interpreter for the AWK Programming Language.

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  10. spot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Tiny ack-style file search utility. All arguments constitute the search text. No need to wrap most searches in double quotes. Short & written in Bash - just find & grep: you can edit it easily to suit your liking.

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