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Browser extensions to custom enhance text information, alternative to "Find in page"

I frequently find myself combing through a number of web pages looking for particular keywords and related topics. I want something better than the browser's "find in page" function (which highlights ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How can I find example usage of specific unicode characters?

I'm interested in learning how particular Unicode characters are used. I want a tool which allows me to search for a particular character or code point and then will show me that character and some ...
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How can I search OCR'd PDFs for terms by their relative nearness to one another?

Say I want to search a mathematics PDF for the terms "basis" and "transformation", but "basis transformation" or "transformation basis" aren't located anywhere. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Best web-app solution for searching subversion repository documents?

I was simply wondering what tool would be the most appropriate for indexing and searching the text of multiple standard document types (i.e doc/ppt/xls/pdf). I've had a look at OpenGrok, however it ...
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Whether there has open source successful libraries to implement search function like my blueprint?

I am tring to create a React component for search, the UI like below: the directory area displays directories tree, every file can open a page. I want to search the file and its page content. but in ...
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Software type for processing an author's works

I look for a category of software, not concrete software packages. Of course if you name some, that wouldn't hurt. I am to process the works of an author. In the past century this was called writing ...
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Web search listing all matches in its index

My basic use case is filtering search results based on a broad category the result should or should not belong to. Examples of categories are news, online stores, fora, scientific articles, personal ...
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Full text Search for pdfs downloaded in my machine In Windows 10?

I have experience with node.js etc. As well as some knowledge about elastic search. Could you guide me to a book or tutorial that helps me to do it? Or just recommend such a software?
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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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