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User friendly grep.

Terminal utilities
Our review

What we like

True drop-in replacement for grep - it focuses on the UX to make it easier to search. This means an interactive TUI by default. Lots of small UX tweaks vs GNU grep e.g. matching unicode by default, can search archives like .zip, can search PDFs, docs, and other file formats. Different outputs e.g. JSON, XML.

What we don't like

Not much to dislike! It’s written in C++ rather than Rust, which some might consider vs something like ripgrep, but is that really an issue?

Reviewed: 2024-01-11

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