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Code search

Posted by staufferjames on July 19, 2007 at 12:27 PM PDT

Searching my code and other files outside my IDE is something that I need to do often but I haven't found a good solution.

    I have tried:

  • Windows XP search: slow
  • Google Desktop: indexing prevents renaming directories, hanging when using remote desktop, and IT prohibited because of security
  • Copernic Desktop Search: same renaming problem, seems to not keep index up to date.
  • Command line find and grep: Works well but requires more typing and a bit of time to remember the correct usage.

The paused indexing problem can be avoided by preventing background searching but that reduces the usefulness. Has anyone had better results from these methods or found something that works better?

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