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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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Fastest text-indexing library/headless tool for substring searches, cross-platform and smaller than Elasticsearch

I need to index large datasets of small strings (dozens to hundreds of characters each, millions of records in total). It must be possible to search substrings, not just words—so morphology/stemming ...
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Program to tag paragraphs in multiple documents

I'm looking for a program that will let me "tag" paragraphs in multiple text documents, and afterwards, let me make a multi criteria search (including full text search). The documents format is PDF ...
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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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I need software that can extract some value in 1 big text file?

I have really big text file, it is really a lot of text. I try to read it, but it is too much text. I want to find some word, number, value in that file. I search but can't find the software that I ...
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Online service to search in text files

I'm looking for an online service allowing me to search through 100k text files. Preferably with an easy way to upload/add these files (upload JSON or CSV file with URLs to text files).
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Find similar fragments in several text files

Given several text (in fact, Perl source) files I want to find long fragments which are repeated in more than one file. There preferably should be an option to ignore amount of white space and/or ...
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Simple text search index?

What's a simple text indexing and search server that requires very little configuration? I had been using Elasticsearch to power a simple note tool written in Python, which indexed a "question" or ...
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Search in text files with preview snippets

Like results in an Internet search engine. But this analogy is given only to explain what I mean under preview snippets. In other aspects I'm looking for a regular search with exact match and local ...
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Finding the longest line of a document

I am looking for a program that can find the longest line of a .txt file. It should run on Microsoft Windows. Any license or price is fine.
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Text search and replace other text on the same line

I have code in a directory tree, with lots of sub-directories. The function foo() takes two parameters,. which will generally be different for each call. I want to add a third, which every caller ...
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Linux alternative for Notepad++

What I'm looking for: lightweight (non IDE) program for Linux that manages the tasks listed below modern GUI program - I want to use mouse, drag-n-drop, … It should be gratis software. The features ...
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Markdown document management system (search index over all *.md files across the system)

I am writing notes or documentation of software or private projects in Markdown. These single Markdown files are living either in a folder within the project or general notes are stored in Dropbox. ...
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Search documents & display results in snippet view like Google books?

I'm looking for any software that can search keywords in documents (at least text files, but hopefully PDFs) in a folder (or even within a single file) and show the result in snippet view like Google ...
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Simple ECM solution

I work in a society which uses Apache 2.4.9 server on CentOS 6.5. I'm looking for a very simple ECM (enterprise content manager) for some people who only needs to organize files with rights ...
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Text search and replace

I am looking for some free Windows software which will allow me to specify a directory and a filename mask, some text and some text to replace it it with and then to perform the replacement, ...
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Easiest full text search engine for a small corpus with proximity search

I'm creating a full text search engine for a series of approximately 10 public domain books. The corpus will rarely be updated. Proximity search will be the core feature, e.g. locating "hello" within ...
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Firefox extension to close the Find Bar when clicking anywhere on the page

Can anyone recommend a Firefox extension that will close the Find Bar when the user clicks anywhere on the page? Recommendations for gratis or commercial extensions are welcome. Smaller and simpler ...
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Is there any Google Chrome extension that adds search sights like Findbar Tweak extension for Firefox? [duplicate]

I am searching for an alternative to "Findbar Tweak" extension that is available on Firefox. I need something similar that runs on Google Chrome. Mainly, I'm only looking for a feature that allows me ...
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Tool to find hard-coded passwords in source code

One of requirements I have in my work is that passwords cannot be hardcoded in source code, database dumps, scripts, etc. However, scanning all this stuff manually and repeatedly gets tedious. Is ...
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Chrome extension to highlight searched keywords in a website

I have to make use of search engines, like Google, Yahoo, etc, to retrieve information from many websites. But when viewing these re-directed websites, it would be tedious to always manually press ...
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Quickly searching thousands of text files for strings on Linux

I have recently converted ~30GB of old Outlook .pst files into text files using the tool, readpst. The tool creates a new directory for each email thread, inside which it places a text file (for the ...
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What's the best way to index PDF or Word document for full text search?

I have to develop an offline application with the following functionalities: Have a login interface, which means I have to handle access roles. An interface that allow users to add documents with ...
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Content repository with versioning and full-text search capabilities

I'm looking for a good document store for a project where I'll need to save attachments of almost any kind. The requirements are: full-text search capabilities updating/versioning control several ...
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JavaScript to add search to a directroy tree of HTML files - OFFLINE

I coded a script which finds and parses XML files which describe our message catalog and generates a directory tree of HTML files, cross-indexed. The boss loves it and will take it to a workshop in ...
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Text search a directory tree - without needing to create any type of index beforehand

I am looking for a gratis Windows program to search through a directory tree and find all files containing a given string. Must have: - Windows - Gratis - must NOT create or rely on any index or ...
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Search git-annex tags / metadata and file content

I have started using git-annex, including its metadata/tagging features to organize my personal files. I want to be able to search the tags and other metadata that I have manually added using git ...
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Software to search inside an EPUB file?

Is there Windows 7 software to help me search inside an EPUB file?
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Utility for search inside textfiles where results are directly editable

Does a utility exist for searching in text files where search results are directly editable? I don't want "Search and Replace" utility, but instead I want a "Search and Edit" utility where I can ...
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Software to search through files (mostly PDF)

I would like to know if there are some active open source projects to develop alternatives to Google Desktop or Regain for Windows 7. The situation is the following: I have a folder full of PDF ...
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Software for keyword search in JSON data

I am currently working on a project where we want to rank JSON objects by relevance. The user inputs some keywords and a region. We then pull ~1000 events (things like music shows, art exhibitions, ...
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Free tool capable of advanced multiple substitutions in non-Ascii documents (at least RTF)

As I am looking for a software capable of very simple thing, bulk search and replace, I expected to find one with ease. Alas, either my google-fu proved too weak, or my assumption was wrong. There is ...