1

I'm looking for a Notepad replacement that could instantly search in opened files.
I mean something like searching in Evernote notes (start typing and then my list of files updates to only files which contain the typed phrase).

I have tried
Notepad2
Notepad++
Sublime Text and few others

but what I want is
I have about 20+ txt files with diffrent content and i would like to type

  1. CTRL+F
  2. start typing and below i see instant results based on opened files or files in directory opened in editor

so i can correct my search based on results i see below i don't want to click search every time and than again CTRL+F and click search and ...

  • @DaveRook I'd definitely agree if question were "which is best?" but am not so sure about "does such exist?" I've not had SU489573 closed - though I did try to make that more than a shopping recommendation request! – pnuts Dec 21 '12 at 12:07
  • @pnuts - Actually, it is: meta.superuser.com/questions/6060/… – Dave Dec 21 '12 at 12:41
  • @Adwinx, please update your question as this is off topic and may get closed and see this post as it may help: meta.superuser.com/questions/5372/… – Dave Dec 21 '12 at 12:42
  • I thought notepadd++ does this - you've included it as a tag, but have not explained why it isn't right for you. – Dave Dec 21 '12 at 12:46
  • @DaveRook: Many thanks for clarification and useful references (of what seems to be a bit of a minefield!) [Pending deletion of my comments here (whether by me or as off topic)] – pnuts Dec 21 '12 at 13:02
1

couldn’t you just use grep?

grep -r "search string" do this command in the directory of your text files. This will return the name of the file, and highlight the given search parameter

  • yes but i want something faster, instant search, i want to see results as I type – Adwinx Dec 21 '12 at 15:44

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.