sagasu(1) GNOME tool to find strings in multiple files


sagasu [string [dir]]


sagasu is a GNOME tool to find strings in a set of files. The user specifies the search directory and the set of files to be searched. Double-clicking on a search result launches a user command that can for example load the file in an editor at the appropriate line. The search can recurse into subdirectories and can optionally ignore source control subdirectories (CVS, etc.).

Two optional command-line arguments can be given: the first is the initial search string and the second is the directory whose files will be searched. If only one argument is given, it is taken as the search string. No search is actually started, but the appropriate fields are initialized. Any subsequent arguments are ignored.

More documentation is available through the application's Help menu.


display a help page and exit
display version information and exit


This program is free software; you may redistribute it under the terms of the GNU General Public License. This program has absolutely no warranty.


Pierre Sarrazin

See the Sagasu Home Page:


The files to be searches are still assumed to be in Latin-1, not in UTF-8. The same goes for the command-line arguments and the terminal to which Sagasu is connected, if applicable.


Sagasu is a Japanese word that means "to search."