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I have a unique need: I am frequently searching a large set of text files for a keyword or two.

Right now, I open up Notepad++ and use the "Find in files" feature. It works just fine, but with the amount of files, each search takes a couple minutes to complete.

Is there a good program more suited for this purpose, perhaps that indexes a set of files and then lets you search the set repeatedly and very quickly? It would greatly speed up my workflow.

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Agent Ransack seems like the tool you're looking for.

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