Search through and maintain text and binary files with regular expressions
PowerGREP is a powerful grep tool for quickly searching for a piece of information through files and folders on your computer, such as software source code, letters and correspondence, server or system logs, reference texts, historic archives, etc. Even if you do not know in advance exactly what you are looking for. In that situation, PowerGREP\'s rich Perl-compatible regular expression support allows you to search for virtually anything by specifying the form of what you want, and let PowerGREP find the actual text matching that form.PowerGREP presents the search results as a clickable list, so you can quickly and easily see the big picture. Double-click on any of the search matches to open the file in which it was found. All matches will be highlighted in that file. This allows you to easily inspect the context of the search match.With PowerGREP\'s search and replace functionality, you can perform complex text and binary replacement operations for easy maintenance of web sites, software source code, reports, etc. You can preview the results of the search and replace and double-check everything if you want. If you want to perform many search and replace operations on the same files, you can create a search and replace sequence.PowerGREP\'s collect feature makes it easy to gather statistics from any kind of archive or log file. You can extract valuable information from raw web logs that your log analyzer does not provide. You no longer need to write your own scripts for parsing special kinds of logs. Simply create a regular expression matching the log data, and let PowerGREP do the work for you.PowerGREP can handle text files, Unicode text files, UNIX and Mac text files, binary files and even zip files. You can save every action you can take with PowerGREP, with or without the results.The documentation that is included with PowerGREP contains a detailed introduction to regular expressions, with many simple and complex examples. Here are some key features of \"PowerGREP\":
When to Use:
· Find files and information anywhere on your PC or network
· Comprehensively edit, maintain or convert large sets of data files or documents
· Collect information and statistics from log files or archives
· Apply any number of search terms of regular expressions sequentially or concurrently
· Search through specific file sections
· Split files into records before searching
· Post-process replacement text or text to be collected
· Stay safe with the permanent Undo History
· Don\'t leave a trace after audits or forensic analysis
· Easier to use than most Windows grep tools
· Explore files, folders, archives on your PC and network
· Full-featured text and hex editor built-in
· Perl, Java and .NET compatible regular expressions
· Extensive text encoding support: Windows and DOS code pages, Unicode, ISO-8859, ECBDIC, KOI8, etc.
· Search MS Word and PDF documents
· Search Excel, Lotus 1-2-3 and Quattro Pro spreadsheets
· Search through OpenOffice documents, spreadsheets, etc.
· Search through and move files in and out of ZIP archives
· 30 days evaluation.
· The free evaluation version is fully functional, except for the ability to save results and libraries. What\'s New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Command line: error messages for invalid backup and target parameters now mention the actual parameter instead of the placeholder %s.
· File Formats: Improved decoding of XLS and XLSX files allowing files to be decoded that PowerGREP previously failed to decode.
· Results: Closing PowerGREP while it was still updating the results display caused it to crash after closing.
· Results: Indentation was lost when results were partially updated (e.g. when results are automatically updated during a search-and-replace showing match and replacement on separate lines with matches grouped per file).
· Results: Under certain circumstances PowerGREP would lock up while updating the display of a large set of search results.