Dear all,

just for the record: MacOS has also a classical command line grep. So, technically speaking, you do not necessarily need an extra program. It requires plain text files, however.

All the best
Peter Wyzlic

Am 17.09.2021 um 14:21 schrieb Lubin, Tim:

BBEdit is most common for grepping on Mac, but some other editors do it, e.g., Oxygen xml editor.

Before I switched to Mac, I used Examine64 for grep searches:

As I recall, it could even search binary files (e.g., docx, rtf, pdf), which BBEdit cannot do.



Tim Lubin


From: INDOLOGY <> on behalf of INDOLOGY <>
Reply-To: Sven Sellmer <>
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021 at 1:33 PM
To: Harry Spier <>
Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] Grep tool for searching on Mac


On a Mac, BBEdit does "grep" multifile search. 


Best wishes,


Am 17.09.2021 um 13:30 schrieb Harry Spier via INDOLOGY <>:


Most good text editors have both a "find in files" feature that allows you to search in multiple files or whole directories at a time and also have a "regular expressions" feature that allow you to do what you call "grep" searchs.  I use notepad++ on windows but I can't give you the name of a text editor for Mac as I'm not a Mac user.  The Muktabodha digital library searchable etext library has that feature built in, but only for use on its searchable etext collection.

Harry Spier



On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 7:19 AM Krishnaprasad G via INDOLOGY <> wrote:

Dear all

Is there any readymade tool for using the Grep command for Sanskrit text string for multiple files?



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