GREP for Windows
A very flexible grep for windows
GREP is a well known tool in the unix environment. There are several
ports available that I came across for Windows. However, NONE of them
allowed me to search through
subdirectories (this functionality is easy on unix using the
shell's file manipulation tools). I modified GNU grep 2.0 to allow
searching of subdirectories.
To search subdirectories, do something like this:
grep -S "searchtext" *.txt
grep -S "searchtext" \personal\files\*.txt
grep -S searchtext C:\*.*
The most recent version I compiled is GREP20d_WIN.ZIP. It
was released on January 26, 2001.
Revisions (Jan 26, 2001)
- 2.0b Fixed display of filenames (-h option, as well as
decision to print them based on number of files being checked)
- 2.0c Fixed display of paths if the "-l" option was used with
- 2.0d Jan 26, 2001
- Fixed display of paths if the "-c" option was
used with wildcards
- Changed code to accept standard in from piped
output. With earlier versions, the "-" was required to expicitly indicate
that redirection was being used.
Versions before 2.0d did not work well with redirection, such as:
dir *.* /sub | grep -i DLL | more
This will nearly always cause a crash with versions of grep/windows before 2.0d. In these cases, use explicit rediretion, or upgrade to version 2.0d.
The explicit redirection syntax is:
dir *.* /sub | grep -i DLL - | more
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