CRGREP searches for matching text in databases, various document formats, archives and other difficult to access resources.

A command line tool for name and content text matching in database tables, plain files, MS Office documents, PDF, archives, MP3 audio, image meta-data, scanned documents, maven dependencies and web resources.

CRGREP will search resources within resources of any arbitrary combination or depth, so text within a document within a zip archive, and so on.

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  • Search relational databases for matching text..
  • Supports SQLServer, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite and H2
  • Graph database (Neo4j) grep
  • Archive content grep; zip, tar, gz, 7z, jar, war, ear
  • Plain text files, PDF and Microsoft Office documents
  • Audio/MP3 files for title, artist and other data
  • OCR text recognition of scanned documents
  • NLP analysis to filter matching text by mood
  • Image meta-data; jpeg, bmp, png, gif, tiff
  • Maven POM file dependency match
  • Web page grep
  • Deep search combinations of resources within resources
  • Output formatting, color highlighted results

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  • I've come to a field where I have to work with Word files a lot, but I am used to Linux and grep and similar tools. crgrep has quickly become a very useful tool, mostly used in a very simple way to look for instances of text in multiple Word files all at once. Very useful. Solved my problem.

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