Search in Text/html files

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rando
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Search in Text/html files

Post by rando » Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:08 pm

Everything is by far the best file search software.
I always hope that there will be also one day a textsearch engine inside. :D

I often haven to search within files for text.
Does anyone know a very good and fast text search software?

Boofo
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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by Boofo » Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:38 pm

I use the built-in search feature in Total Commander. It is pretty configurable and not bad for speed.

rando
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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by rando » Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:46 pm

Boofo wrote:I use the built-in search feature in Total Commander. It is pretty configurable and not bad for speed.
a text search in TC?
How do you do this?

You mean the Find Text in Find in files?

If you find text in TC you have to open the file (there is no text viewer in Find Files) and when the file is open the searched/founded text is not highlighted in the file.

I think this is not a good alternative.
I use searchopia, find it much better, but I would like something as everything but with fast text search also.

(I use TC also).

Boofo
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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by Boofo » Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:04 pm

rando wrote:a text search in TC?
How do you do this?

You mean the Find Text in Find in files?

If you find text in TC you have to open the file (there is no text viewer in Find Files) and when the file is open the searched/founded text is not highlighted in the file.

I think this is not a good alternative.
I use searchopia, find it much better, but I would like something as everything but with fast text search also.

(I use TC also).
True, there are some limitations, but I also use EditPlus and can find the text with that. I don't so a lot of text searching in files, though. If I do, I use Search and Replace, but it is not free.

void
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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by void » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:52 am

I have plans to add optional file content indexing in a future release of "Everything".

rando
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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by rando » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:40 pm

void wrote:I have plans to add optional file content indexing in a future release of "Everything".
Great David :)

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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by rjblakel » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:33 pm

@Void: here's another vote for a tool to search in documents (txt, pdf, doc, etc). For those that are concerned about performance issues, you could simply create two versions of Everything - the original and the in-depth search.

One feature request - if you do create an in-document search tool, please, please, please allow it to do NEAR (proximity) searches. For example, searching for "empire" within two words of "back", would retrieve Empire Strikes Back.

yaruk
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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by yaruk » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:20 pm

powergrep is fast, displays an extract from each file, you can run a demo of it. But it is 30 day or something.

rando
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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by rando » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:34 am

void wrote:I have plans to add optional file content indexing in a future release of "Everything".
Any news David?

void
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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by void » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:22 am

Content indexing still needs a lot of work..

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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by zuki7 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:40 pm

rando wrote: Does anyone know a very good and fast text search software?
Agent Ransack is free and very good. Its text searching is fast enough for me.
http://www.mythicsoft.com/page.aspx?typ ... &page=home

rando
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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by rando » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:13 am

I use index your files to search within documents.

Everything has the potential to be the best of all.
It is i.m.o. already the best file searcher.

H.Seldon
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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by H.Seldon » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:59 pm

You might also like to try AstroGrep at:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/astrogrep/

rando
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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by rando » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:43 pm

Yes I know the software.
However it is not updated since a lot of time.
It seems that the project is dead.

Another great software (even better as Astrgrep): DocFetcher.
http://docfetcher.sourceforge.net/en/index.html

H.Seldon
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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by H.Seldon » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:32 pm

Yes, I've looked at this software. But, a 21 MB download is rather large for a text search utility. It also requires Java.

rando
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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by rando » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:17 am

H.Seldon wrote:Yes, I've looked at this software. But, a 21 MB download is rather large for a text search utility. It also requires Java.
Yes true, bit it doesn't take a lot of memory.

Another great software is Searchopia:
http://www.sunrizen.com/

Its now free.

prettyming
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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by prettyming » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:56 am

You can try a powerful but easy to use software - TextFinding.com, which can help you to search for specific text in all types of files on your pc and other networked computers.

siyuan123
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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by siyuan123 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:59 am

Hi, I have also tried http://www.textfinding.com to search within files for text. It is really a very good and fast text search software.

dylmeyers
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Re: Search in Text/html files

Post by dylmeyers » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:30 am

I just found one called AIKIN HyperSearch http://grappledata.com/aikin/
It claims to do super fast fuzzy content search across a wide range of doc types including html as well as fuzzy lookup on item names. Looks pretty good from what I'm reading but the proof is in the pudding... will take a look and let you all know my mini review after giving it a few laps.

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