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Release 3.50a 2006-11-02 What's new?
Win32 (Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista)

Free Version - baregrep.exe (246k) Licence
- Startup splash screen cannot be disabled

Registered Version - Only $US 25 Licence
- Option to disable startup splash screen

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Product Overview

A free file finding and text searching tool

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  • Regular expression text search
    Simple and regex search modes

    • High-performance search algorithm

    • Regex syntax is a common subset of Perl, PHP and Java (see the Regex Reference).

    • Simple search mode for literal strings, when not using regexes

  • Wildcard and regular expression file search

    • Files to find or search can be specified as a list including wildcards
      Specify multiple files with wildcards

    • Files to find or search can be specified with a regular expression
      Specify multiple files with a regular expression

    • Multiple files can also be specified with the mouse
      Specify multiple files with the mouse

  • Recursive directory search

    • Find and search matching files anywhere on the file-system
      Search subfolders recursively

  • Save, name and manage text search patterns

    • Frequently used text search patterns may be saved, named and edited
      Save, name and manage text search patterns

  • Interactive, incremental search

    • Searching while you type, to find results quicker

    • Feedback on regex syntax errors while you type, to build regexes quicker

  • Extract data with capturing groups
    Capturing groups - output into columns

    • Capturing groups (using bracket characters '(' and ')' in a regex) extract strings from files (see the Regex Reference).

  • Tabular presentation of search results
    Sorting columns

    • Columns include the filename, line number, text of the line, and results of capturing groups

    • Columns can be sorted

  • Export/copy of search results in many formats
    Export search results to file or clipboard

    • Export search results to a file or the clipboard

    • Configurable selection of search result columns

    • Configurable prefix, suffix, alignment and truncation

  • Search files of any size (> 2GB)

  • Many file formats

    • Windows / DOS text files (lines end in CR/LF pairs)

    • Unix text files (lines end in LF)

    • Microsoft IIS logfiles (and other files terminated with a string of nulls)

  • Flexible configuration options and storage
    Flexible configuration options and storage

    • Many configurable user preferences

    • Preferences can be saved to a file, the registry or not at all on exit

    • Preferences are loaded from a file in the local directory, a file in the application directory or the registry (in that order)

    • Preferences can be loaded and saved at any time by the user, and shared with other users

  • Single small executable, no installer

    • No installation needed, start using the tool immediately

    • Small executable can be run from the network

    • Easy to temporarily install and then completely remove

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