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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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Google Desktop Search replacement for Windows

Before Google discontinued it in 2010 on dubious grounds I used Google Desktop Search, had a few plugins, and I liked the fact that it could be accessed by browser and also you could browse a text ...
Eduard Florinescu's user avatar
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XML inspection tool

I develop a lot with XML and use mostly XmlSpy. It's really great and also really expensive. I am looking for a cheaper/free alternative. Must-haves: XML grid view (viewing the XML structure like a ...
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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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Software to search through your own libraries of source code?

I write/modify code in multiple file formats like Python, MySQL, Perl, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, AutoHotkey, etc. I often search my personal library of source code for examples of syntax or complex ...
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Searchable email archive (web-based)

I am looking for a web-based searchable private email archive. I administer a couple of email lists for a local organization with a few hundred members. Currently the lists are hosted on a commercial ...
Dan Halbert's user avatar
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What is a good open source information retrieval library (search engine)?

So I have a Java application running on a websphere server. The server has an oracle database of boxes. Each box has a list of things in it. Each thing has a main description (input as text from ...
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Chrome extension to 'find' multiple words and phrases

I am looking for a Chrome extension that allows me to find multiple words. There is the 'find in page' built-in, but that only allows me to such for one word, and if I search for more than 1, they ...
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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 ...
Rondey Lau's user avatar
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Software that will compare two txt files containing two lists of line separated words

Looking for a Windows 7 program that will take two txt files with a list of words line separated, one on each, and compare them to show at choice, those in both, those only in one, or those only in ...
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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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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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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 ...
Richard Horrocks's user avatar
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3 answers
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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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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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Lightweight Mac application to store and lookup small pieces of text quickly

I am looking for a lightweight Mac application to create and lookup short texts like e.g. commands on the fly. Maybe a menu bar application. Extensive keyboard support would be great. I used nvALT, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which tools can turn scanned paper documents into searchable text pdf on Mac?

I need to convert scanned documents into searchable text PDFs on a mac. Adobe Acrobat can do this perfectly with its text recognition feature, but Acrobat is quite expensive when considering I only ...
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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 ...
O. R. Mapper's user avatar
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2 answers
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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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How to fuzzy search my files content (All of them are plain text) using Python or Ruby tool

My OS is MAC OSX I write tons of plain text files (markdown format) I want to do fuzzy search under my folder For example, If the file contains "stackoverflow" I want the file can be search by ...
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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 ...
Earendil's user avatar
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1 answer
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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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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 ...
Tom Taylor's user avatar
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1 answer
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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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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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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.
Jinstrong's user avatar
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1 answer
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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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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 ...
Croad Langshan's user avatar
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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, ...
fiftyeight's user avatar
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2 answers
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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.
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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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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Recommend few specific command line utilities. (Windows) [closed]

Can you recommend me small command line utilities for Windows that can do these things? I prefer open-source ones. No Powershell please. Utility that will download a file when specified URL, HTTPS ...
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Gratis, portable alternative to Agent Ransack (find text in files & display a few lines before & after)

Agent Ransack does what I want. It recursively searches files, finds those that contain a given string, and displays portions of each find, with a configurable number of lines fore and aft for context....
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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 ...
Ray Woodcock's user avatar
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2 answers
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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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grep tool that colorizes matches and (C) code comments?

This is somewhat similar to the question in https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/33131/how-to-grep-on-source-code-without-catching-comments - however, what I actually want, is this: provided a C ...
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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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Opening and reading files from HTTP links in Notepad++ or other tool

I have many txt files which are stored on a web server and are changing very often (every second). Something like log files and tail. I am able to open them in a browser, but I would prefer to open ...
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