[Corpora-List] Re: Grep for Windows

Chris Tribble ctribble at clara.co.uk
Sat Dec 16 03:39:00 CET 2006


Maybe I've missed something, but have you thought about using the
commercially available Wingrep (http://www.wingrep.com/)? I've used it for
years and it's pretty capable.

Best

Chris Tribble
www.ctribble.co.uk



D.W.Hardcastle writes:


> It's not a grep tool as such, but you can write better scripted/command

> line processing of text files with Windows PowerShell (a little like

> scripting with .NET) than with DOS commands, although I doubt it stands

> up to Perl or Python for performance.

> http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms714674.aspx

>

> There is some information on regex and PowerShell here, I'm not sure

> what the coverage is like, being Microsoft perhaps they have reinvented

> their own syntax!

> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/topics/msh/payette1.mspx

>

>

> Regards,

>

> Dave

>

>

>

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> David Hardcastle

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> -----Original Message-----

> From: owner-corpora at lists.uib.no [mailto:owner-corpora at lists.uib.no] On

> Behalf Of Mark Davies

> Sent: 15 December 2006 15:00

> 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

>

> ============================================

> Mark Davies

> Professor of (Corpus) Linguistics

> Brigham Young University

> (phone) 801-422-9168 / (fax) 801-422-0906

> Web: davies-linguistics.byu.edu

>

> ** Corpus design and use // Linguistic databases **

> ** Historical linguistics // Language variation **

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>




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