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spot is described as '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' and is a File Search utility in the file management category. There are five alternatives to spot for Linux, Mac, BSD and Windows. The best alternative is ripgrep, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like spot are ack, Gawk, Mawk and UniversalCodeGrep.

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  1. ripgrep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
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    • BSD
    12 alternatives to ripgrep 

    ripgrep is a command line search tool that combines the usability of The Silver Searcher (an ack clone) with the raw speed of GNU grep.

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    1.  Command line interfaceripgrep either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Full-Text Searchripgrep lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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    • Mac
    • Linux
    14 alternatives to ack 

    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.

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    1.  Full-Text Searchack lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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  3. Gawk

    5 alternatives to Gawk 

    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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  4. Mawk

    5 alternatives to Mawk 

    mawk is an interpreter for the AWK Programming Language.

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  5. UniversalCodeGrep

    • Mac
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    7 alternatives to UniversalCodeGrep 

    UniversalCodeGrep (ucg) is an extremely fast grep-like tool specialized for searching large bodies of source code. It is intended to be largely command-line compatible with Ack, to some extent with ag, and where appropriate with grep.

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