Library Menu

The Library menu lists commands for use with the Library panel. See the Library reference topic for more information on the Library panel itself.

New

Starts with a blank, untitled PowerGREP library. The library is not saved until you click the Save button to give it a name.

Open

Opens a previously saved PowerGREP library. You can quickly reopen a library you recently worked with by clicking the downward pointing arrow next to the Open button on the Library toolbar. Or, you can click the right-pointing arrow next to the Open item in the Library menu. A new menu listing the last 16 opened or saved files will appear. Select "Maintain List" to access the last 100 files.

You can open the same library in multiple instances of PowerGREP without risk. Library files are automatically synchronized between multiple instances of PowerGREP. There is no risk of data loss when you edit a library in more than one instance at the same time.

Save

Saves the library under a new name. PowerGREP automatically and regularly saves library files. You only need to use the Save command when you want to save a copy of the library under a new name.

Favorites

If you often use the same library files, you should add them to your favorites for quick access. Click the downward pointing arrow next to the Favorites button on the Library toolbar, or the right-pointing arrow next to the Favorites item in the Library menu. Then select "Add Current Library" to add the current action file to the favorites. Pick a file from the menu to open it.

If you click the Favorites button or menu item directly, a window will pop up where you can organize your library favorites.

Use Item

If you selected a file selection in the library, it is copied to the File Selector panel. If you selected an action, it is copied to the Action panel. If you selected a sequence, it is copied to the Sequence panel. All settings on the destination panel are completely replaced with those of the item from the library.

Use Item in Sequence

If you selected an action, it is added to the sequence on the Sequence panel. If you selected a sequence, it is appended to the sequence on the sequence panel.

Update Item

Updates the selected item in the library with the contents of the File Selector, Action, or Sequence panels depending on which type of item you have selected in the library. When updating an action or sequence, the comments on the library item are also updated with those from the Action or Sequence panels. For file selections the library item keeps its comments, because there is no Comments box on the File Selector panel.

An alternative way to update items is to use the Add to Library item in the Action or Sequence menu. If the library already has an action or sequence with the same comments, PowerGREP will ask you if you want to update the item in the library with the new contents of the Action or Sequence panel.

Delete Item

Deletes the selected item from the library. This cannot be undone.