A downloadable tool for Windows and Linux

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Text-search is a GUI Program to find files and text within files for Linux and Windows. Binaries are only available in 64-bit.


  • Support for wildcards like '*' and '?' in search text and file filters.
  • Search directories recursively
  • Search while you type 
  • No installation needed
  • Configurable maximum file size and thread usage
  • Single, small and portable executable
  • No startup time, usable immediately
  • UTF-8 Support
  • Command line usage (run 'text-search --help' for information)
  • Import and export search results in json format
PlatformsWindows, Linux
Release date Dec 25, 2019
Tagsgrep, gui, linux, tools, utility, windows
LicenseBSD 2-clause 'Simplified' License
Average sessionA few seconds
LanguagesEnglish, Dutch
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityOne button


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

text-search (Linux 64-bit) 688 kB
text-search.exe (Windows 64-bit) 883 kB

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