AJC Grep is a powerful file finder, text search, replace and data extraction program for Windows. This is a major time saving tool for developers, documenters, web designers and anyone who has to search and replace in a large number of files. AJC Grep is very easy to use and is a vast improvement over the built in Windows search facility.
The many uses for AJC Grep include: file finder, text finder, text replacement, text extraction, data conversion, directory tree printer, file list printer and file matches printer and multiple file renaming.
Files are selected according to a powerful set of criteria including Perl style regular expressions and then presented in several different integrated viewing lists. These include directory tree view, files list view, matches view, matches in context view, full file view, text output view. Plain text and binary byte view modes are supported and all views can be printed.
A very useful feature lets you remove directories, files or individual matches from the list before replacing anything. This avoids the tiresome and error prone process of pressing yes/no to replace individual matches that you have to perform in many traditional replacement programs.
Replacement operations can be reviewed before proceeding using the built in Diff tool. This shows you a comparison of a file before and after the replacement has been done.
The full file view has syntax highlighting for many popular programming languages.
The text output view shows the raw text output from searches. This format of this text is user definable so you can use it for different purposes. This includes data extraction, such as extracting email addresses from files, data conversion or as input to other programs.
All tasks can be saved in a project file for regular use. The criteria and progress of your search is shown in the report view and may be optionally written to a permanent log.
See also: search, replace, find, grep