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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...