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When i was on windows I would use a software called agent ransack , that lets me look for a string within hundreds of files. On the mac what similar apps exists that you know of?


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Like on most UNIX-based systems, grep is always your friend.

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The spotlight search in finder can search inside files. But I agree that grep is the best tool for the job.

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I can't believe I didn't think of spotlight! +1 – phoebus Dec 3 '09 at 18:46