[Corpora-List] Grep for Windows

Amsler, Robert Robert.Amsler at hq.doe.gov
Fri Dec 15 17:18:00 CET 2006


FINDSTR, the Command Prompt MS-DOS command does what you want. It used
to be quite fast, but when Microsoft started emulating MS-DOS it slowed
down considerably, but it has the functionality you want. Beware of the
collating sequence.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-corpora at lists.uib.no [mailto:owner-corpora at lists.uib.no] On
Behalf Of Mark Davies
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2006 10:00 AM
To: corpora at hd.uib.no
Subject: [Corpora-List] Grep for Windows


This next semester, I'd like to have the students in my Corpus
Linguistics class learn to use Grep tools for searching large corpora. I
know there's many great, fast Unix tools, but these students will be
using Windows machines. If possible, the program would have the
following features:

-- Fast, since they'll be working with fairly large corpora (100 million
words and more)
-- Obviously, full regular expressions capability
-- Not run under Cygwin or a similar program, but rather as a native
Windows app

I've already looked at PowerGrep, V-Grep, and TextPad, but none of these
are adequate. Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Mark Davies

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Mark Davies
Professor of (Corpus) Linguistics
Brigham Young University
(phone) 801-422-9168 / (fax) 801-422-0906
Web: davies-linguistics.byu.edu

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