A text search program that is
fast and easy can save you time and trouble.
can search text, replace text, display files containing the found text,
and index an entire hard drive to perform text searches by indexed text retrieval.
SEARCH TEXT 4 WAYS
Perform a search 4 ways :
regular expressions, approximate, and sound-alike. You can search
text in any kind of file. The regular expressions provide a
grep-like text search. The approximate and sound-alike searches
enable you to search files for text even when you do not know how to spell
a word, or it has been misspelled in files. A search is fast when you
have Finders KeepersTM
file by file. But if you let it index all your files for an index-based text retrieval, then the search takes only an instant. You can
view results of searches 6 different ways.
REPLACE TEXT SAFELY
Finders KeepersTM can search and replace text in
files with blazing speed--and keep backups of all changed files. If
you need to, you can password-disable the functions that replace
text. Then Finders KeepersTM
will perform a search, but it will not replace
anything. This is a safety feature for the replace operation. To restore
replace operations when you want to, just re-enter the password.
FOR NON-TECHNICAL USERS...
Three of the four searches in Finders KeepersTM
are "non-technical": Plain-text, Sound-alike, and Approximate. In
the first two of these, you don't have to set anything; in the Approximate
search, all you set is how many errors, or
discrepancies, you want to allow in
the spelling--usually 1 or 2. A search for plain text will find just what you
type in; but the sound-alike and approximate searches will find words or
phrases that are close to what you type in.
FOR ADVANCED USERS...
Finders KeepersTM has many features to
suit the advanced user, including regular expressions, scores of options,
batch mode, built-in binary and text viewers, zip file searches, and indexed text retrieval.
IT SAVES SEARCH RESULTS--SO WHAT?
Finders KeepersTM can optionally save the results of
your searches. What good that will do depends on your occupation or
preoccupation. Here are the general ideas:
1) Keep search results so you don't have to search for the same
thing again the next time you forget where it was. For instance,
find all the files that have your key word "payroll" in them; save the
results as "Payroll Files I Keep Looking For" or any name you
choose. The next time you forget, open this file and double-click on
any line in the Results window to open the respective file.
2) Keep search results in order to study or work on all the found
files later, overseeing and launching them from a central place.
(Central places in computer swamp are good things.)
3) Keep search results because later you are going to use File |
Copy Selected Files... to take your found files to class, court, or
meeting on a disk, or to send your found files to your portable computer.
Let Finders Keepers do
the search--you do the thinking.TM