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I am looking for a text editor allowing to save and edit a list of search and replace expressions (search in multiple files, a plus)

I am looking for a text editor for linux (I am using Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS) that is able to save, let me edit and choose among a list of search and replace list. I have looked around and cannot find what ...
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Unstructured Log Text Analysis

The situation is as follows - from time to time, I need to analyze huge (10 Gig+) about of pure log text. The outputs are coming from multiple systems (say, a firewall or a classical cloud based ...
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Software to find & count duplicate strings in a text file

I am seeking recommendations for a Windows tool to find and count duplicate lines in a text file containing 500,000-999,999 lines. The tool can be a CLI or GUI. If the duplicate lines are consecutive ...
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Simple web-based desktop search app

Is there an open-source desktop indexing app that can be configured and queried via a web-based interface similar to what the discontinued google desktop search did (but without all the unnecessaries ...
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Check whether two very different documents have text in common

I wrote a master's thesis years ago. Over the years I have worked on an article to publish the results of this thesis. Because I have worked on this article for years, it is now very different from my ...
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Browser extension that searches for a list of search terms in the text and source, in the background

I am looking for some search terms (single words, parts of words, and phrases). I look through webpages, and would currently need to search both the presented page and the source (to see if the search ...
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Windows CLI tool to remove a specified line from a section within an `ini` file

Please recommend a gratis Windows CLI tool that allows one to remove a specified line from a section within an ini file. For example, let's say you have the following ini file: [settings] height=100 ...
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Web-app to view Microsoft Excel XLSX spreadsheets without downloading anything

Please recommend a web-app to view Microsoft Excel XLSX spreadsheets without downloading anything. Looking for something that will run in a web browser (preferably Firefox) on a device that does not ...
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Most Comprehensive (Free or Paid) Full-Text Indexing Tools for Windows and Linux Desktop

Free is good, but I am willing to pay consumer prices (~$40) for a full-text search tool that does a thorough job with many filters. When I say "full-text," I don't mean Everything or other ...
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Word processing software or other text-based tool that can "find" text with complex formatting

Follow up to my question here, I'm looking for word processing software or other text-based tool that can "find" text with complex (ie. formats not applied to the entire string) formatting, ...
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Chromium / Chrome extension to improve visibility of “find” (Ctrl+F) results

When searching for text on webpages in Chromium / Chrome using Ctrl+F, the results will be highlighted in color. The browser will also jump to the section of the page where it found your search query. ...
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Free Windows text search and replace across multiple files and directories (binary, archives office and PDF too would be nice)

One text search & replace to rule them all We currently have 27 questions tagged text-search, and none of them really satisfy my requirements. So, let's try for the one all-encompassing text ...
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Software to search text by regular expression with analytic report

I have many text files that contains syntax such as <Example><EG1>...<Eg1>. Well all of these can be captured by regular expression. Most text editors can do finding words by regular ...
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Application/framework for effective search in text data from relational database

I have a relational database (Microsoft SQL Server), that holds text data in one of its tables. Text data are not in the English language. I want to create a new search system that would allow users ...
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Recommendation for an automation application PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION

I have a database that stores HIPAA protected pdf files. It is a repository for all scanned documents performed by data entry staff at my organization for the legacy EMR we are phasing out. The DB ...
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Projects similar to google books

Are there other projects similar to google books that allow (legally defensible) search, snippet view, and/or metadata exploration of non-public domain books?
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Search for text in some videos

I have some screen recordings of the game and want to search for some concrete text there (title of the mission). What program can I use to achieve that? Can use it on Windows or Linux. Freeware is ...
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Is there a search engine with reverse search mechanism: processing multiple queries and retrieving a single result for each of them?

Most text search engines are intended for identification of multiple depositories storing the text of a user's query. I need one that does the opposite. Imagine we have two databases with overlapping ...
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Gratis text search for Windows (or cross platform)

So, I am looking for a gratis GUI_based text search app for Windows (or cross platform). can search an entire directory tree (or just the current directory) file name mask, with wild cards (? and *); ...
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Gratis data file viewer with search for Windows (to view and search for text in any file)

When I encounter a file of unknown contents, I often open it up in a hex editor or text editor to look inside. The problem with a hex editor is that I'm usually much more interested in content that I ...
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Searching for text within a word document

I hope someone can help me with this. I have been searching for days trying to find a way to extract some text from a word document and update the document with some other text. This is not your ...
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Fulltext-Search plugin for Vuepress static site generator?

These days I am writing technical documentation with Markdown, using the Vuepress static site generator. The default theme has a search box built in, but this search box only indexes the Headlines ...
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Tool to script simple find & replace for a fixed set of text strings

On a Mac: Every month I collect lists of around 300-500 company names in Japanese that I need to translate into English. I tried scripting this with Applescript in Textwrangler, but this is hard to ...
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Semantic search tools recommandation

I am looking for a Python Framework that is able to return the sentences that contain a given word/sentence and also to return the ones that contain synonyms of that word. For example, if I search: "...
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vscode or sublime extension to find and jump to Nth match within a text file

I would like a software/extension that could support: find all occurance of specific text (supporting regular expression); based on result of 1st step, quickly goto/jumpto the nth occurance.
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Software to analyze files and find similar strings

I'm looking for a software that, given several text files (a few thousands actually), it will find all the occurrences of strings that are exactly the same without knowing the string in advance (it ...
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Gratis, Windows, multi-line, text search and replace

I am looking for a gratis, Windows-based, text search and replace application which will allow me to make the following kinds of replacement, allowing me to specify file extensions and giving the ...
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GUI for searching the content of multiple large text files or PDFs?

I have a few dozen PDFs, each of which are very large. Specifically: These PDFs total to about 15GB. These PDFs are primarily scanned images of textual documents, but they do contain the text data (...
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Library for searching texts

For a project that searches textual files (mostly unstructured), I would like to use a library that can accomplish the following criteria: Fast search of thousands to hundreds of thousands keywords, ...
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Utility to search for text in a directory and display the matching lines as well as nearby lines

I currently use Agent Ransack to search for text in files in a directory. It will list all files containing that text in the left pane. If I click on one of those files, it will show all of the ...
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Tool to search for string exact matches in lots of files on hard-drive (10s of gigas). Is there something out there?

I'm looking for a tool that will allow me to run exact queries (and with this I mean searching for something like def main(s: Array[String]): Unit = {, containing any kind of symbols, over a set of ...
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Regex File Content Scanner with Capturing Groups

I am looking for a UI tool that scans files (filtered by file name patterns, maybe also regular expressions) in a given directory (tree) for occurrences of a given regular expression and displays ...
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Control+f Search

I am trying to search a page that has tons of bolds,sub,sup,spans and italics on the page for text formatting(think math and chemistry equations). Unfortunately in Chrome there appears to be no way ...
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Bulk File Editing

I am looking for a program that searches all the files in a folder and changes the matching words. It would be better if it contained Regex.
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Full-text search for Windows share

I have a small laptop with Windows 7. In Explorer > Network I see a Windows Share \\BIGSERVER\documents (SMB/CIFS) which contains all documents of the company (about 1TB of Excel/Word/PowerPoint/PDF ...
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PowerGREP-lite like regular expression tool

I frequently need to do a lot of "search and replace" within a single file. I have a text file where I store my regex searches, but as the number of items increases it becomes tedious to copy-paste ...
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"Filter as you type" a large table (>100K rows)

I have a large table (>100K rows) that looks like this: Movie | Genres -------------------------------------------------- Inception | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi The Dark Knight ...
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Building a search index, and querying it from the command line

Does a tool with the following features exist? Command Line Interface (for indexing and searching) We have grep for command line searching of txt files. It’s quick as long as the file is at most a ...
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What is the best open source tool to parse text content from files to make it available for search?

I would like to parse text content from any type of file to make it available for search. Say the file may be .txt, .docx - document type files or it may be an image, audio or video file. I could ...
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Searchable multiple PDFs on website

I have a large number of PDFs that need to be published online. Currently I use a database to store keywords for each PDF (as well as other meta data and the filename in order to provide a link). I ...
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Text file (log) viewer GUI with interactive coloring of multiple search patterns?

I am viewing text files (logs) with a massive ammount of data. I view them in a typical text editor like Scite or Geany, where the default view formatting is black letters on white background. What ...
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Any text analytics that are particularly useful/user friendly for literary analysis?

As a literature student I find being able to do stylistic analysis and macroanalysis to be useful, but it is arduous to have to individually count words in a large text. Looking for recommendations on ...
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Program that sorts lines in a text file by number of occurences

I have a large text file with a lot of lines of terms. Some lines repeat themselves. I want a program that gives me the lines that appear most often in the entire document.
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Software for performing a reverse search - matching a body of text to a known phrase

I have a big list of known phrases. Given a body of text (Say a tweet) I'd like to see if it contains a known phrase from a large list. I'm sure something like this must exist (perhaps from the new ...
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Mac app to fuzzy search through PDF files library

I'm looking for a Mac app that would be able to index hundreds of books in PDF and perform quick full-text fuzzy search through it.
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Text pattern search tool or library for MS Word and PDF documents

I'm looking for a tool that can identify a certain pattern within the text of a Microsoft Word document (.doc) or a PDF document. By pattern I mean, for example, "all paragraphs starting with xxx and ...
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Search 15,000 PDF or EPUB books

Calibre is an excellent software to load and read EPUB files. We can create a library using EPUB files. However the drawback is it doesn't have full text search. Abode can create an index and provide ...
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Search & Replace Software which accept replace words count more than 234,206 characters

I have to replace words in files/folders with replace-words length (234,206 words). Notepad++ does not allow replace-word-count more than 2,047 words. TextCrawler 3 does not allow replace-word-count ...
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Software to match each sentence with each other from two epub files of different language versions of the same book

I have two .epub files which are the same book, just in two different languages. Comparing the books, each sentence has an exact counterpart. Now I want to merge the two .epub files into one "multi-...
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Search tool for scanned PDF documents and images

I am looking for a tool that is able to search for text in scanned PDF documents and images. I have tried Evernote and really liked it, but I do not want to have personal documents on someone elses ...
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