grepWin - search and replace

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
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grepWin - search and replace

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

[Moderator note: this thread was split from the Windows GREP thread.]

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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

#2 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

#3 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

#4 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.

Tested: Not Portable
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Re: Windows GREP

#5 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

#6 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

#7 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

#8 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...
http://busybox.net/ wrote:http://busybox.net/]2 July 2012 -- BusyBox 1.20.2
EDIT: contrary to Windows GREP, which is shareware, free OSS grepWin (referred by Gunner at viewtopic.php?p=32122#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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@webfork: present topic should probably be moved to 'Resources and Links' or the like... :)
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Re: grepWin

#9 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

#10 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 a 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

#11 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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Re: Windows GREP

#12 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):
https://sourceforge.net/p/grepwin/wiki/commandlineparameters/ wrote:/portable -- stores ini settings file in the same directory as the one in which 'grepwin.exe' resides.

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grepWin

#13 Post by smaragdus » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:44 am

It seems that grepWin has completely switched from SourceForge to GitHub, the latest version (1.7.2.730) is available for download only from GitHub.

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Project - GitHub
Download - SourceForge
Download - GitHub
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Tickets - SourceForge
Issues - GitHub
Publisher - SourceForge
Publisher - GitHub
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Latest version - 1.7.2 (1.7.2.730 - released on 2018-03-30), there is no change log.

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grepWin.exe /portable
still works.

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Re: grepWin - search and replace

#14 Post by webfork » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:55 am

As noted in a Notepad3 post, there is a new search-and-replace tool that's based off grepWin called "grepWinNP3."

As yet, I don't see a substantial difference between the two programs, though I get the sense that grepWinNP3 has a few more features/filters but is still in beta (I saw a few minor issues in testing).

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