We have created five videos that show PowerGREP in action, with voice overs explaining what is going on. You can watch them right here inside your web browser. You do not need to download and install anything.
PowerGREP in Real-World Use
These two videos show how you could use PowerGREP in real-world scenarios. Both are based on examples that are described in great detail in the documentation that comes with PowerGREP. Don’t worry if the regular expressions look complicated. PowerGREP’s documentation contains a comprehensive introduction to regular expressions, and many step by step examples showing you the basic principles of building regular expressions. The free evaluation version also includes this documentation.
Searching for Email Addresses (1′23″). This video shows how you can search for information (such as somebody’s email address) that is buried somewhere in the files and folders on your computer, and find exactly what you want.
Updating Copyright Statements (1′50″). This video shows how you can quickly update a multitude files with powerful search and replace operations using regular expressions, such as updating the copyright statements on your web site, in your source code, etc.
Overview of PowerGREP’s Functionality
The next two videos provide an overview of PowerGREP’s key features to give you an idea of what you can do with PowerGREP.
File Selector Overview (1′40″). PowerGREP provides a lot of options to restrict the search to only those files you’re interested in.
Action Overview (16′02″). PowerGREP offers you a wealth of searching and text processing capabilities. This video provides an overview of PowerGREP’s action types and the settings they provide on the Action panel: simple search, search, collect data, list files, file name search, rename files, search-and-replace, search-and-delete, merge files, and split files.
Integration with RegexBuddy and RegexMagic
These videos use PowerGREP as an example to show how RegexBuddy and RegexMagic can be integrated with other applications to easily edit or generate regular expressions for use with those applications.
PowerGREP and RegexBuddy Integration (1′54″). PowerGREP integrates tightly with RegexBuddy, so you can easily create regular expressions with plain English building blocks or to test and debug regular expressions in a safe sandbox.
PowerGREP and RegexMagic Integration (3′47″). PowerGREP integrates tightly with RegexMagic, so you can easily generate regular expressions using RegexMagic’s high-level patterns without having to deal with the regular expression syntax.