Rummage Alternatives

    Rummage is described as 'cross platform tool for crawling directories and searching and replacing in text files. It is written in Python and uses wxPython for the GUI. Rummage allows for literal or regex searches and has configurations for limiting the files etc'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Rummage for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is grepWin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Rummage are grep (Free, Open Source), dnGREP (Free, Open Source), AstroGrep (Free, Open Source) and The Silver Searcher (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 3, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.


    3. 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.
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    4. AstroGrep is A Microsoft Windows GUI File Searching (grep) utility. Features include regular expressions, versatile printing options, stores most recent used paths and has a "context" feature which is very nice for looking at source code.
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    5. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      regexxer is a nifty GUI search/replace tool featuring Perl-style regular expressions. If you need project-wide substitution and you’re tired of hacking sed command lines together, then you should definitely give it a try.
    6. Quickly search through large numbers of files on your PC or network using powerful text patterns to find exactly the information you want. Search and replace with plain text or regular expressions to maintain web sites, source code, reports, ...
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    7. FAR is a simple tool for search and replace operations over multiple files. You can apply ordinary "word by word" replacement, or choose to use fully featured regular expressions.
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    8. Search & Replace Master is a freeware. It looks through multiple files for a string or pattern and can also replace it with another string or pattern.
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    9. Replace multiple strings at once in your Web Browser!.
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