tag is a command line tool to manipulate tags on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks files, and to query for files with those tags. tag can use the file system’s built-in metadata search functionality to rapidly find all files that have been tagged with a given set of tags.
Posts tagged with search.
Subscribe to the search tag feed.
Terminology is a browser for the English language – part dictionary/thesaurus and part research tool. Terminology is designed to make it easy to explore words and phrases, diving down to more and less specific terms - accessing the web and other apps for more detail and sharing.
Safari Keyword Search is a simple extension for Safari 5.1 and above that can change the default Safari search engine and enables keyword searching from the address bar. This is a simple but powerful feature that gives you access to several search engines using simple keywords. For example, you can search Wikipedia for information on monkeys by typing
w monkeysin the address bar.
Tipue Search is a site search engine jQuery plugin. It’s open source and responsive.
Tipue Search only needs a browser that supports jQuery. It doesn’t need MySQL, PHP, Perl or Python. In Static mode it doesn’t even need a web server.
Static mode uses JSON, while Live mode grabs content from a list of pages.
Search for animated GIFs from the Menu Bar.
Poodle is an experimental Search Engine for Podcasts.
I like the fact that you can search ‘inside’ specific podcasts to find a half-remembered episode, like so:
podcast_title:bugle "north korea"
pss is a power-tool for searching inside source code files. pss searches recursively within a directory tree, knows which extensions and file names to search and which to ignore, automatically skips directories you wouldn’t want to search in (for example .svn or .git), colors its output in a helpful way, and does much more.
ff searches a directory tree with basic fuzzy-completion. I wrote it because find -name “blah” only scans filename (not their parent directories), and regular expressions for fuzzy completion are cumbersome.
Techu exposes a RESTful API for realtime indexing and searching with the Sphinx full-text search engine.
GNU GLOBAL is a source code tagging system that works the same way across diverse environments (emacs, vi, less, bash, web browser, etc). You can locate symbols in source files and move there easily.
It is useful for hacking a large project containing many sub-directories, many
main()functions. It is similar to ctags or etags but is different from them at the point of independence of any editor. It runs on a UNIX(POSIX) compatible operating system like GNU and BSD.
VisualAck is like grep (or ack), except faster and with UI. For Mac.
Glark searches files for regular expressions.
Similar to grep, glark supports Perl-compatible regular expressions, color highlighting of matches, and context around matches.
Glark extends grep by matching complex expressions, such as “and”, “or”, and “xor”.
Pattern Digger finds and maintains a list of special annotations in source code or any other text file. It helps you to get a global overview of the remaining tasks, a summary of what need to be done in a file or project.