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Unfortunately, I believe Adobe killed it and it's no longer sold or supported, and I now hate them for it. :-)
joined:Aug 12, 2004
what I need is a tool to search for a string in multiple files, rather than searching for a string in one particular file. Can it do that?
Haha . . . yes. You can search entire directories, optionally check a box to search subdirectories in that directory. You can specify file types in the search drop down (*.html,*.htm,*.shtml, etc . . . ) You can create CUSTOM search groups that will modify the search drop down (say, create one only to search .cgi or .pl files, .dat or .db files, only .php files, whatever you need.) It can support regular expressions in that search. You can specify whole word or case sensitivity in your search, skip or include html markup, and exclude any binary data. The search box is multiline text, not single line, it can search for a single word or entire blocks of text.
And, it can do all that in a search and replace function, exactly the same, just an extra text field for what to replace it with.
It generally rips through 1000 files or so in under 20 seconds with either function.
Plus it has thousands of other vital features I couldn't live without.