Search engine application

Wilhelm Sanke sanke at
Sun May 11 15:51:01 EDT 2003

In response to James Lewes I wrote today:


> There are several such programs around for Windows at least (although I cannot name a specific one just now; try a
> search) that do comprehensive text search across all files on a drive, so another question would be, why would you
> want to develop such application with Metacard/Revolution?

here is a program that fits to nearly all of your specifications. Have a

> Super Text Search 2.5
> Super Text Search is a utility which enables you to quickly search files for text. You can search anything from a single
> file to an entire drive for any text you need to find.
> Both plain text files (program source code, batch files, HTML files, etc.) and binary files (word processing and
> spreadsheet documents, databases, even executable programs) can be searched, as can files archived inside ZIP, CAB
> or RAR files.
> In addition to simple searches for words or phrases, the program allows you to use regular expressions (as found in
> Grep utilities, which will be familiar to the more technical among you) to perform more advanced searches including
> wild cards and various types of pattern matching.
> After performing a search, files containing the search text can be viewed, edited or opened in their associated
> applications. Search results can also be printed or exported to a text file.

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