Windows Grep - search tool for Windows

Windows Grep is a tool for searching files for text strings that you specify. Although Windows and many other programs have file searching capabilities built-in, none can match the power and versatility of Windows Grep.

Windows Grep main window

The program combines the power and flexibility of traditional command line grep utilities available on DOS, UNIX and other platforms with the ease of use of Microsoft Windows.

In addition to searching, Windows Grep also performs global replacing in your files, with complete safety.

Windows Grep is designed for searching plain-ASCII text files, such as program source, HTML, RTF and batch files, but it can also search binary files such as word processor documents, databases, spreadsheets and executables.

Windows Grep runs on Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7

What does 'grep' mean?

The Wikipedia entry for grep states:

grep is a command line utility originally written for use with the Unix operating system. 

The name comes from a command in the Unix text editor ed that takes the form:


This means "search globally for matches to the regular expression re, and print lines where they are found".    


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