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Developer's Description

Windows Grep is a tool for searching files for text strings that you specify. Although Windows and many other programs have file searching capabilities built-in, none can match the power and versatility of Windows Grep.

The program combines the power and flexibility of traditional command line grep utilities available on DOS, UNIX and other platforms with the ease of use of Microsoft Windows. In addition to searching, Windows Grep also performs global replacing in your files, with complete safety.

Windows Grep is designed for searching plain-ASCII text files, such as program source, HTML, RTF and batch files, but it can also search binary files such as word processor documents, databases, spreadsheets and executables.

Features

  • Support for beginning and expert users:
  • Searches plain text and UNIX-style text files:
  • Searches all binary files
  • Replacing as well as searching
  • Saving and printing of search results
  • Command line interface
  • Saving and retrieval of search criteria
  • Fully multi-tasking
  • 'Search again'
  • ZIP file searching
  • Delimited and fixed width data file searching at field-level.
  • Explorer Extension
  • Easy setup and un-installation

    Once you've found what you're looking for, you can open the files found for viewing or editing, or you can replace the text found with something else.

    To install, simply download the file and run. By default it will install into your Program Files directory (usually c:\program files\windows grep) but you can install it anywhere. It doesn't copy any files into your Windows folder, but does use the registry to save settings.

  • Full Specifications

    What's new in version 2.3

    General

    Release November 6, 2012
    Date Added November 6, 2012
    Version 2.3

    Operating Systems

    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None

    Popularity

    Total Downloads 36,734
    Downloads Last Week 45
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