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PowerGREP User’s Guide

You can download the PowerGREP manual in PDF format. The manual includes the user's guide that you can read here and a detailed tutorial and reference to regular expressions.

PowerGREP itself comes with the same documentation as a context-sensitive help file. Press F1 while using PowerGREP to bring it up.

Table of Contents

Keyword Index

Introducing PowerGREP
How to Use PowerGREP
PowerGREP Examples
Search Through File Names
Find Files Not Containing a Search Term
Find Email Addresses
Find Word Pairs
Boolean Operators “and”, “or”, and “not”
Find Two Words Near Each Other
Find Two or More Words on The Same Line
Search Through Word Documents
Search and Replace Through Word Documents
Search Through PDF Files
Search Through XPS and OXPS Files
Search Through ODT Files
Search Through ODF Files
Search Through Spreadsheets
Search and Edit Audio Meta Data
Rename Audio Using Meta Data
Search and Edit EXIF and IPTC Image Meta Data
Search through RTF and HTML as Plain Text
Search Through Email
Search Through Archives
Search Through UOT Files
Extract or Delete Lines Matching One or More Search Terms
Delete Repeated Words
Add a Header and Footer to Files
Add Line Numbers
Collect Page Numbers
Update Copyright Years
Padding Replacements
Capitalize The First Letter of Each Word
Convert Encoding And Line Breaks
Convert Files to Plain Text
Replace in File Names and Contents
Add Proper HTML <TITLE> Tags
Rename Files Based on HTML Title Tags
Replace HTML Tags
Replace HTML Attributes
Put Anchors Around URLs That Are Not Already Inside a Tag or Anchor
Replace XML Entities
Fix Invalid Characters in XML
Search Through or Skip Source Code Comments and Strings
Convert Windows to UNIX Paths
Extract Data into a CSV File or Spreadsheet
Padding and Unpadding CSV Files
Collect a Numbered List
Collect a List of Header and Item Pairs
Collect Paragraphs
Process Files in a Batch File or Script
Apply an Extra Search-And-Replace to Target Files
Inspect Web Logs
Extract Google Search Terms from Web Logs
Split Web Logs by Date
Merge Web Logs by Date
Split Logs into Files with a Certain Number of Entries
Split Database Dumps
Compile Indices of Files
Make Sections and Their Contents Consistent
Generate a PHP Navigation Bar
Include a PHP Navigation Bar
PowerGREP Reference

Keyword Index

Table of Contents

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A
B
C
CAB archives
cache
caret
carriage return
case adaptive
case conversion
case insensitive
case sensitive
character class
character sets
charset meta tag
Clean History
Clear
Clear File or Folder
Clear Folder and its Files and Subfolders
Clear Sequence Results
Clear Step Results
clipboard
code pages
collapse
collect
collect data
collect headers and footers
collect whole sections
collectname
comma-delimited
command line
comments
compound documents
compound documents & proprietary formats
compressed files
concurrent search
configarchives
configconvert
configencoding
confighide
content-type meta tag
context
context type
contextextra
conversion cache
conversion manager
convert copies of matched files to text
convert matched files to text
convert to plain text
copy all searched files
copy contents of folders
copy contents of matched folders
Copy Files
copy files
copy folders
copy list of matched files to clipboard
copy list of matched folders to clipboard
copy matched files
copy matched folders
copy only modified files
copy results to the clipboard
copyright
CorelDRAW meta data (CDR)
count all context
count matches
CPIO archives
CPIO BZip2 archives
CPIO GZip archives
CPIO LZMA archives
CPIO XZ archives
CR
CSV files
ctrl+wheel scrolls whole pages instead of zooming
Custom Layouts
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
L
M
mailboxes and all archives
mailboxes and ZIP archives
mailboxes only
Make Replacement
Mark Files Based on Search Results
Mark Matched Files
Mark Target Files
Mark unmatched Files
masks
match all search terms
match placeholders
match whole sections only
matches to delete
maximum length of a line of context
maximum memory usage to display results
MBOX mailboxes
merge
merge based on search matches
merge files
merge into a single file
Microsoft Excel 2007 to 2016
Microsoft Excel 2007 to 2016 (XLSX)
Microsoft Excel 95 to 2003 (DOC)
Microsoft Excel 95 to 2003 (XLS)
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook message
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2007 to 2016
Microsoft Word 2007 to 2016 (DOCX)
Microsoft Word 95 to 2003 (DOC)
Microsoft Write (WRI)
MIME
minimum number of execution threads
minimum number of occurrences
modification dates
modify original files
move contents of folders
move contents of matched folders
Move Files
move matched files
move matched folders
Move Step Down
Move Step Up
MP4
MRU
multi-monitor
multiple instances
music files
My Documents folder
N
O
P
Q
R
S
same masks
Save
save
Save Action
Save As
Save File Selection
save list of matched files to file
save list of matched folders to file
save one file for each searched file
Save Results
save results into a single file
search
search and collect sections
search and delete
search and replace
search for sections
search item delimiter
Search Only through Files with Results
search pair delimiter
search prefix label delimiter
search subfolders with powergrep
search terms
search through binary files
search with powergrep
searchbytes
searchbytesfile
searchtext
searchtextfile
second monitor
section collect
section files
Select History
select text to edit
self-extracting archives
send to menu shortcut
send to menu shortcut that includes subfolders
sensitive to case
Sequence menu
Sequence to Action
Sequence to File Selector
Sequence to Results
Set Bookmark
SFX
Show All
Show Files with Results
Show Folders
Show Included Files
show line numbers
Side by Side Layout
silent
simple
simple search
size
skipped binary files
source code
specific auto detection
split
split along delimiters
split files
split whole sections
spreadsheets
StarOffice Writer
start file
start string
step
store list of matched files in the editor
store list of matched folders in the editor
store results in the editor
string
subfolders
SXW
synchronized
syntax color configuration
system attribute
T
U
V
W
X
Z