vizigrep(1) Graphical file contents search tool using regular expressions.




Vizigrep is a graphical user interface for performing fast and powerful searches inside a group of files. Simply tell Vizigrep which folder you want to search and what you want to search for and it will quickly find all occurrences of your search string within the files and folders you have selected. The search results are annotated to show you the lines containing your search term and color coding is used to help you quickly lock your eyes on to what you are searching for. If simple search strings are not powerful enough Vizigrep also understands regular expressions.


Vizigrep is very intuitively navigated using only the mouse. Simply choose a folder to search, type your search string and then click the Search button. Once the results are displayed you can click on the name of a file to open it in your chosen text editor.

At your option you may also carry out searches using the keyboard. Simply use the tab key to move the input focus (the keyboard cursor) between the three main controls: "folder entry", "search string entry", and the "search results".

If you've used the tab key to focus the search results you will see a keyboard cursor appear within the results. Hitting enter while the cursor is over one of the filenames will open that file in your chosen text editor. You may also hold down the Shift key and use the arrow keys to select and copy a portion of the results.

A new search Tab can be created via keyboard shortcut Ctrl+T. A search Tab can be closed via keyboard shortcut Ctrl+W.


Copyright © 2016 Jason J. Herne License GPLv2: GNU GPL version 2 <>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.