TextCrawler

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  • Version: 3.0.3
  • Publisher: www.digitalvolcano.co.uk
  • File Size: 2.53 MB
  • Date: Nov 21, 2014
  • License: Freeware
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Tired of using the standard Office search-and-replace Dialog Box Want to use a more advanced text search and replace tool Want to search-and-replace text in without opening your files and documents Want to search-and-replace text in multiple text files No problem! A professional text search and replace tool can give you a hand! Here I will commend an excellent and popular text search and replace utility to you. That is TextCrawler, which was published by Digital Volcano. Following is the detailed introduction of this string search and replace tool.

TextCrawler is a string search and replace tool that enables us to find and/or replace text and phrases across multiple files. The program supports simple keyword searches as well as advanced queries, using regular expressions. It also provides the option to extract the matching text to a separate window, from where we can copy it for other uses (e.g. to extract email address, URLs or similar patterns). A preview window allows us to view the found matches within their context, and we can choose to exclude certain files from the replace actions.

The key functions and benefits of this string search and replace tool include:

TextCrawler is a fantastic tool for anyone who works with text files. TextCrawler enables us to instantly find and replace words and phrases across multiple files and folders. It utilizes a powerful Regular Expression engine to enable us to create sophisticated searches, perform batch operations, and extract text from files and more.

TextCrawler is a tool for searching and replacing over multiple plain text files. It can search for straight text and supports advanced search/replace via regular expressions. It is fast and easy to use.

TextCrawler was consisted of many powerful components, including:

1. Filename Filter - Type of files to find (e.g. - *.txt - all text files). Multiple types supported, separated by semicolon.

2. Start Location - The base folder to begin the search. Click on the folder icon to select.

3. Find - The text to search for, or a Regular Expression. Click on the Star icon for the regular expression library function.

4. Replace - The replacement text.

5. Extract - Extracts all occurrences of regular expression matches to a separate text window. This text can then be copied or saved. For instance, we could use this function to rip all email addresses from a folder of files.

6. Marked Files - If a file in the results list is ticked and "In Marked files only" is selected, then the next operation will only take place on the selected file(s).

7. Results List- A detailed list of files which match the search. Right click on file for more options.

8. Preview Pane - List of matches within selected file, by line number. Matches are highlighted in red. Click on the "and" buttons to cycle through matches.

9. Note: Always be careful when performing large scale replace options. If in doubt back up first, and don't forget we can specify to automatically create .bak (backup) files from the Options window.

10. TextCrawler provides two view modes: Only list files with matches - When enabled, this option causes every file searched to be listed, even if nothing was found. Preview all matches together - All matches from all files searched are displayed in the preview window at the same time.

11. TextCrawler provides batch replace tool. This tool allows us to build a batch process out of find/replace pairs which have been saved in the library. These batch processed can be loaded and saved. When the "Use" button is clicked the commands are queued, and find/replace searches can be performed as normal - however the queued multiple operations are performed on each file in turn.

12. TextCrawler supports regular expressions. A regular expression is a string of characters which can describe a wider set of strings. For instance the expression gr(a|e)y could match the words grey or gray.

13. Many additional useful functions and features include: Find and Replace across files; Fast searching, even on large files; Simple to use interface; Flexible search parameters; Text Extractor - rip text into a new file; Create backup files; Highlighted search results; Export results and much more.

In addition, TextCrawler provides is free for us. It is standalone software and does not need any extra software and hardware requirement. TextCrawler does not contain any adware or spyware. It works with most recent variants of Windows and its current version is 1.1. With all these features, simple interface, excellent usability, low cost and free trial period - why are you still reading Download the free trial now and experience how powerful and effective it is at once! If you feel this utility is helpful indeed, introduce it to your friends please!

TextCrawler is a string search and replace tool that enables you to find and/or replace text and phrases across multiple files. The program supports simple keyword searches as well as advanced queries, using regular expressions. It also provides the option to extract the matching text to a separate window, from where you can copy it for other uses (e.g. to extract email address, URLs or similar patterns). A preview window allows you to view the found matches within their context, and you can choose to exclude certain files from the replace actions. Other features include an option to save RegEx strings in a custom library, subfolder scanning, automatic file backup and a built-in Regular Expression tester.

Some Features...
* Find and Replace across files
* Fast searching, even on large files.
* Simple to use interface
* Flexible search parameters
* Text Extractor - rip text into a new file
* Search and replace using Regular Expressions. Create sophisticated searches.
* Regular Expression test tool
* Regular Expression library - Save your searches.
* Create backup files
* Highlighted search results
* Export Results
* Batch find and replace operations

The license of this software is Freeware, you can free download and free use this search tool software.

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