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SEARCH/REPLACE TEXT ACROSS MULTIPLE FILES.

JGsoft has released PowerGREP v. 2, a Windows grep tool that lets you quickly search through any number of text and binary files for words, phrases, and strings. In addition to locating information across multiple files, PowerGREP lets you manipulate or replace text. PowerGREP is a powerful tool for extracting information from server logs, web site pages, programmers' source code, financial reports, or any data that's scattered across your network.

PowerGREP performs lightning-fast searches for text strings, even when searching files that are deep within subfolders. Whether you need to update the copyright year on hundreds of HTML pages each year, or do a one-time change of your telephone area-code in all of your email templates, PowerGREP can turn hours of error-prone work into a minute or two of search-and-replace operations.

You can use standard Windows masks to look at different types of files in a single search. For example, you can search all of your Microsoft Word documents and text files by specifying *.doc;*.txt.

Programmers and power users will appreciate PowerGREP's use of "regular expressions" when performing more complex search and replace operations. For example, if you need to change copyright years, you will find that in your HTML documents the copyright symbol can be coded in a number of different ways, including the plain ascii representation (c), the typographical equivalent of this symbol, or the HTML expression "©". PowerGREP uses a single expression to identify any of these representations, and lets you replace dates quickly and easily.

PowerGREP comes with an easy-to-read guide that shows you by example how to master the program. Using real-world examples, you'll learn how to change copyright dates, replace HTML tags, collect information from server or system logs, and inspect web logs. The documentation includes a comprehensive tutorial to regular expressions, including examples of how to use them. While Perl programmers will find the program intuitive and easy to master, business people will soon learn that it's easier to learn PowerGREP's syntax than to spend time extracting information manually.

New features in v. 2 include the ability to search through Microsoft Word documents and PDF files, expanded backup options and an Undo History enabling modifications to be undone well after the fact, the File Finder to quickly locate files, the File Selector to easily select files and folders or build file masks, the ability to create different editions of files by duplicating them during search-and-replace, and many other small and useful new search options.

PowerGREP runs under Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000/XP, and costs $99(US) for a single-user license. The free trial version comes with full documentation. You can purchase PowerGREP securely at http://www.powergrep.com with a risk-free, 90-day unconditional money back guarantee.

For more information,email to support@powergrep.com or visit http://www.powergrep.com.

About JGsoft

Since 1996, JGsoft has been developing and marketing Windows applications for software developers and business people. In addition to PowerGREP, JGsoft also offers DeployMaster, a Windows application that lets developers create professional, attractive, no-nonsense software installers; HelpScribble, an easy-to-use programmer's tool to create professional WinHelp and HTML Help files; and EditPad Pro, a powerful text editor that features syntax coloring, spell checking, and cross-platform text conversion.

About grep

grep (spelled in lower-case letters by purists) is a tool that emerged from the UNIX world during the 1970's. grep tools help you find text strings in files, even if you have no idea which files might contain the strings.

"grep" is an acronym for "globbing regular expressions", where "globbing" means searching recursively through folders, and "regular expressions" or "regexes" are named after the mathematical theory of the same name which established the syntax for grep expressions. The popularity of the Perl programming language, which uses regexes, accounts in large part for the popularity of grep tools today.

Employed by programmers and power users for three decades, grep tools are now being used by business people, analysts, and researchers to turn data into information.
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