ripgrep is a command line search tool that combines the usability of The Silver Searcher (an ack clone) with the raw speed of GNU grep.

You will need version 4 or higher of `firefox`
to run Pencil as a Firefox Extension. Linux users will need version 4 or higher of either `firefox`, `iceweasel` or `xulrunner`,
or version 25 or higher of `palemoon`
The Windows installer and OS X archive has everything you need built-in. Windows, Linux, OS X & Firefox Packages are available for download from the Releases Page
You can also install the Firefox Add-on from the Mozilla Add-on Repository
To install the OS X package, unzip the archive and copy the `` folder t

ripgrep alternatives

  • Agent Ransack

  • Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of files Agent Ransa...

    tags: context-menu-extension email-search file-management file-search outlook-search
    platform: Windows
  • grep

  • grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.

    tags: file-search regular-expression
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Haiku
  • dnGREP

  • dnGrep allows you to search across files with easy-to-read results. Search through text files, Word documents, PDFs, and archives using text, regul...

    tags: Portable file-search grep recursive regular-expression
    platform: Windows
  • The Silver Searcher

  • Silver Searcher is a code search tool similar to ack that claims to be much faster. It's implemented in C and has some extra features such as ignor...

    tags: code-search fast file-search grep
    platform: Mac OS X Linux BSD
  • ack

  • Ack is designed as a standalone (one perl file) replacement for 99% of the uses of grep. ack is intelligent about the files it searches. It knows a...

    tags: file-search grep regular-expression search-and-replace search-text-in-files
    platform: Mac OS X Linux
  • Gawk

  • The awk utility interprets a special-purpose programming language that makes it possible to handle simple data-reformatting jobs with just a few li...

    tags: awk gnu interpreter programming-language unix
    platform: Linux
  • Mawk

  • mawk is an interpreter for the AWK Programming Language.

    tags: awk interpreter programming-language
    platform: Linux
  • spot

  • Tiny ack-style file search utility. All arguments constitute the search text. No need to wrap most searches in double quotes. Short & written in Ba...

    tags: file-search find-files grep search-tool
    platform: Linux
  • UniversalCodeGrep

  • UniversalCodeGrep (ucg) is an extremely fast grep-like tool specialized for searching large bodies of source code. It is intended to be largely com...

    tags: file-search grep regular-expression search-tool text-search
    platform: Mac OS X Linux BSD