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UniversalCodeGrep is described as '(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' and is a File Search utility in the file management category. There are seven alternatives to UniversalCodeGrep for Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Haiku. The best alternative is grep, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like UniversalCodeGrep are dnGREP, ripgrep, The Silver Searcher and ack.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • BSD

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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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    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.

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  3. 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.

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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.

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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.

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    SSR: Simple Search & Replace

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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

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  7. 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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