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SSR: Simple Search & Replace Alternatives

SSR: Simple Search & Replace is described as 'Easy alternative to Grep. Portable. Supports extended regular expression syntax' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to SSR: Simple Search & Replace for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is grepWin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SSR: Simple Search & Replace are grep, dnGREP, ripgrep and AstroGrep.

SSR: Simple Search & Replace alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SSR: Simple Search & Replace.
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  • Windows

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

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    grepWin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortablegrepWin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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  4. ripgrep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceripgrep either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text Searchripgrep lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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  5. AstroGrep icon

    AstroGrep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableAstroGrep 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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    regexxer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • 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.

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  8. FAR - Find And Replace icon

    FAR - Find And Replace

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    PowerGREP

    • Windows

    PowerGREP is a powerful Windows grep tool. Quickly search through large numbers of files on your PC or network, including text and binary files, compressed archives, MS Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDF files, OpenOffice files, etc.

    ⚫︎ PortablePowerGREP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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