Recommendations for 3rd party "Find in Files" with regex?

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December 17, 2010 at 7:50 pm #5144

jumpfroggy
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I know PN doesn’t yet support Search & Replace within files, but I need to do this. Does anyone have suggestions for a good search & replace utility to complement PN?

What I’m looking for:

-Regex support.

-Ability to see results before performing replace, like PN’s “results” window.

-Free.

I know I can do a google search, but there are tons that come up. I’d love to hear what other people use and how it’s worked for them. Thanks!

December 17, 2010 at 10:13 pm #17459

Nux
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Haven’t used it for a while, but Replace Text is almost what you are looking for (doesn’t show you any preview). Not sure if I ever seen such preview. But if you use source control or have some diff tool (like the one in Total Commander) then I don’t think this would be a problem. You can simply compare originals with changed files (in some tool) or run a commit (if you have source control).

April 16, 2011 at 12:07 am #17460

CoDEmanX
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Well, the most powerful windows application i’ve ever seen and used is powerGREP – commercial software, $159.

Free and good grep program is astrogrep, way less features but still really helpful for in-file-searches. Dunno if it can replace, but it support regex for sure.

April 16, 2011 at 8:37 am #17461

Nux
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Astrogrep seem to be way worse then ReplaceText. I like the adapt case feature of powerGREP. Does it work for other then ASCII encodings? Like óÓ öÖ?

April 16, 2011 at 10:37 am #17462

CoDEmanX
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Never tried myself, but powergrep’s website states it supports almost every encoding (unicode, koi8, dos, linux codepages…) and also many popular binary formats like if they were pure text (office files, PDF, zip…)

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