Greppie 1.0.1 review

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Greppie is a graphical user interface for the UNIX grep command.

License: Shareware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 1042K
Developer: Mole6E23 Software
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Price: $14.00
Updated: 26 May 2006
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Greppie is a graphical user interface for the UNIX grep command. Greppie provides a simple, intuitive interface for entering searches, managing file lists, and presenting results.

Recent searches and file lists are automatically saved, and common searches and file lists can be saved for long term use. Greppie also includes a number of built-in Power Searches which allow you, with a simple click, to search for things like e-mail addresses or phone numbers in your documents, even when you don't know the address or number to begin with.

Results are presented in an outline format for easy viewing, and the search string is highlighted so the match is easy to find. Greppie fully supports drag and drop of searches, files, and results.

Results can also be saved to a file for future reference. Unlike command line grep, Greppie can also search classic Macintosh style (carraige return) files and return context information.

Here are some key features of "Greppie":
Simple Searching
Searches large files almost instantaneously
Search contents of an entire directory or multiple directories
Optional case-sensitive searching
Drag and drop files and folders to be searched
Save searches to disk and use them again later
Keeps a list of most recent and favorite searches and folders
Option to find files that do not contain the search string
Gives context information for Macintosh style text files (unlike command line grep)

Advanced Searching
Power search feature makes complicated searches easy!
Full support for regular expressions
Regular expression tutorial included

Results organized by file name
Counts number of occurrences in each file
Shows line number of each result
Matching string is shown highlighted and colored so it is easily found
Double click a file to open it
Reveal the file in the Finder to perform further actions
Drag results to another application, or save to a text file.

30 days or 30 uses evaluation version.

What's New:
Adds support for returning context information in classic Macintosh style (carriage return) text files.
Adds graphics for Power Searches, making them clearer
Italian localization
Some undo bugs fixed.

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