Windows GREP

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Windows GREP

#1 Post by webfork » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:02 am

http://www.wingrep.com/

A Unix-like grep tool with a lot of sorting methods using regular expressions to fine-tune searches (and a good help file to explain them). There are already two grep tools in the database (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=760 and http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1240), but they doesn't support Vista and this one seems a bit smoother.

I can't do a full test on the system I have set up, but looks promising. I extracted using Universal Extractor and it appears to save all settings locally (although it doesn't use a relative path name for last directory searched).
A fully-functioning evaluation version is available for download. There are no differences between this and the registered version. It does not time-expire.
(http://www.wingrep.com/download.htm)

Seems to be freeware except for a nag at program exit.
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Re: Windows GREP

#2 Post by Gunner » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:58 pm

How about a freeware version like this one: grepWin... been using it for a long time. Works on Win7 and has a 64 bit version..
http://tools.tortoisesvn.net/... never tested for portable... don't have a thumb drive...but it is open source so easy to check....
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Re: Windows GREP

#3 Post by webfork » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:32 am

Gunner wrote:How about a freeware version like this one: grepWin... been using it for a long time. Works on Win7 and has a 64 bit version..
http://tools.tortoisesvn.net/... never tested for portable... don't have a thumb drive...but it is open source so easy to check....
Yeah, that looks really good. I'll check that one out as well.
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Re: Windows GREP

#4 Post by lautrepay » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:02 am

Gunner wrote:How about a freeware version like this one: grepWin... been using it for a long time. Works on Win7 and has a 64 bit version..
http://tools.tortoisesvn.net/... never tested for portable... don't have a thumb drive...but it is open source so easy to check....
http://code.google.com/p/grepwin/wiki/c ... parameters
Command line parameters for grepWin

parameter | description
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/portable | stores ini settings file in the same directory as the one in which grepwin.exe resides

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Re: Windows GREP

#5 Post by guinness » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:47 am

I tested WinGrep and it saves settings the registry (HKCU\Software\Windows Grep.)

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Re: Windows GREP

#6 Post by guinness » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:54 am

I tested GrepWin suggested by lautrepay with the commandline parameter /portable and when I opened and closed it didn't save any settings, but then when I search for something it saved history in HKCU\Software\grepWin.

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Re: Windows GREP

#7 Post by joby_toss » Wed May 08, 2013 4:52 am

Issue confirmed. Author notified.

Am I too late? :)

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Re: Windows GREP

#8 Post by guinness » Wed May 08, 2013 5:58 am

joby_toss wrote:Am I too late? :)
Not at all :mrgreen:
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Re: Windows GREP

#9 Post by Ascend4nt » Tue May 14, 2013 4:04 pm

Thanks guys for making me aware of another good program =)

There's a portable version of grepWin at PortableApps.com, in case anyone hasn't seen it.

Works pretty nicely - I just used it to get rid of all that extra data that Firefox tacks onto internet shortcuts. I wish there was an option to not include icon paths when creating them. (and those paths include your logon name!)

This is the RegEx I used for deleting that, btw (file name filter: *.url):

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IDList=\v+HotKey=\d+\v+IconFile=C:\\.*\v+IconIndex=\d+\v+

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Re: grepWin

#10 Post by Midas » Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:55 pm

@Ruby: So sorry, my mistake (I checked http://busybox.net/downloads/) current is v1.21.1, but v1.20.2 is there -- I was only looking at the tail...
EDIT: contrary to Windows GREP, which is shareware, free OSS grepWin (referred by Gunner at http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... 122#p32122) is mostly portable if (always!) run with the /portable command line parameter -- it still saves some settings (window position) to 'HKCU\Software\grepWin'...

grepWin is currently v1.6.3.546 (2013/10/27 build date), available in 32 and 64 bit variants from the homepage at http://stefanstools.sourceforge.net/grepWin.html.
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Re: grepWin

#11 Post by Midas » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:06 am

grepWin is currently v1.6.5 (changelog not found, download at http://sourceforge.net/projects/stefans ... s/grepWin/)

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Re: grepWin

#12 Post by Midas » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:12 am

grepWin is currently v1.6.9(.612, released 2015-06-09; changelog not found, download from http://sourceforge.net/projects/grepwin/files/1.6.9/).

There are now portable versions with both 32 and 64-bits executables that appear to be completely stealth -- settings are saved to (a mostly empty) 'grepwin.ini' file in program folder, and I didn't find the the previously reported registry entry at 'HKCU\Software\grepWin'. In the interest of running the adequate bitness version, you could use the following config for the yaP launcher:
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    ; configuration file for yaP v0.6.5.293B (http://rolandtoth.hu/yaP/)
    ; application name: grepWin
    ; version: v1.6.9.612
    ; website: http://stefanstools.sourceforge.net/grepWin.html
    
    [GENERAL]
    application = grepWin32.main :: grepWin64.main
    ; commandline = 
    ; workdir = 
    
    [BEFORE]
    nowait = 1
    [...]
Please note that download of both portable versions and renaming each one -- to 'grepWin32.main' and 'grepWin64.main' -- is required for this launcher configuration to work.
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Having compressed said executables with UPX and mpress, respectively, my whole portable grepWin folder is thus less than 1MB... :mrgreen:
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Re: Windows GREP

#13 Post by TP109 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:25 pm

Windows XP not supported. See here: http://stefanstools.sourceforge.net/grepWin.html.

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XXD hex-dump utility

#14 Post by __philippe » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:33 am

BTW, further to the above post,

    xxd.exe, a small (70k) but mighty stand-alone hex-converter, ported from Linux to Win32, can be downloaded here. (full MAN page there.)

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c:\>sigcheck -q -v xxd.exe
        Verified:       Unsigned
        Link date:      16:52 27/10/2010
        MachineType:    32-bit
	     VT detection:   1/56
[/medium]
Very handy for quickly creating Hex dump of a file, or for checking Hex values from standard keyboard input on-the-fly.

    Example usage:
    Two consecutive non-printing "Alt-255" characters (inserted beteen strings "1234" and "qwerty") are rendered as Hex FFFF

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c:\>echo 1234  qwerty | xxd -u
0000000: 3132 3334 FFFF 7177 6572 7479 200D 0A    1234..qwerty ..
[/medium]
    Command options summary

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c:\>xxd -h
Usage:
       xxd [options] [infile [outfile]]
    or
       xxd -r [-s [-]offset] [-c cols] [-ps] [infile [outfile]]
Options:
    -a          toggle autoskip: A single '*' replaces nul-lines. Default off
    -b          binary digit dump (incompatible with -ps,-i,-r). Default hex.
    -c cols     format <cols> octets per line. Default 16 (-i: 12, -ps: 30).
    -E          show characters in EBCDIC. Default ASCII.
    -g          number of octets per group in normal output. Default 2.
    -h          print this summary.
    -i          output in C include file style.
    -l len      stop after <len> octets.
    -ps         output in postscript plain hexdump style.
    -r          reverse operation: convert (or patch) hexdump into binary.
    -r -s off   revert with <off> added to file positions found in hexdump.
    -s [+][-]seek  start at <seek> bytes abs. (or +: rel.) infile offset.
    -u          use upper case hex letters.
    -v          show version: "xxd V1.10 27oct98 by Juergen Weigert (Win32)".
[/medium]

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Re: Windows GREP

#15 Post by Midas » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:56 am

grepWin portable(?) v1.7.0 released (no changelog; download is at https://sourceforge.net/projects/grepwin/files/).

Portability info (also at http://stefanstools.sourceforge.net/grepWin_cmd.html):

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