How to do things
AI Noob vs. Pro

List biggest files
List newest files
Show subdir sizes
Search in files
Replace word in files
List dir differences
Send files in LAN

Free Open Source:

Swiss File Knife

a command line
multi function tool.

remove tabs
list dir sizes
find text
filter lines
find in path
collect text
instant ftp or
http server
file transfer
send text
patch text
patch binary
run own cmd
convert crlf
dup file find
md5 lists
fromto clip
split files
list latest
compare dirs
save typing
trace http
echo colors
head & tail
dep. listing
find classes
speed shell
zip search
zip dir list

Depeche View
Source Research
First Steps

windows GUI

command line
file encryption

free external tools,
zero install effort,
usb stick compliant:

zip and unzip
diff and merge
reformat xml
reformat source

cpp sources

log tracing
mem tracing
using printf


stat. c array
stat. java array
var. c array
var. java array
view all text
as you type
surf over text
find by click
quick copy
multi view
find nearby
find by path
location jump
skip accents
clip match
filter lines
edit text
load filter
hotkey list
receive text
send in C++
send in Java
smooth scroll
touch scroll
fly wxWidgets
fly over Qt
search Java

Supersonic Text File Search - Free Download

How to surf over many text files just by dragging the mouse.

How to fly over all text of a folder by dragging the mouse, similar to a Smartphone surface, with a Freeware tool for Windows and Linux/Mac.

After download, run the tool by double click, then click on Open
and select a directory from which you want to load all text files.
All ASCII text files from that folder will be loaded, like all
.txt, .ini, .html, readme or source code files.

surfing the text

Now, using CURSOR UP and DOWN or the MOUSEWHEEL is all nice,
we've seen that in every editor. But now try this:

   -  click anywhere into blank space,
      and keep the left mouse button pressed.

   -  then move the mouse DOWN or UP. What you experience now
      is the Depeche View Text Surf.

By default, when keeping the left mouse button pressed,
dragging the mouse down moves the text up. This is similar
to dragging a scrollbar in a classical windows application.

If you want to drag the text in the same direction as your
mouse move, check Setup / general / invert text surf direction.

surfing two views in parallel

If you have two views open, both pointing to similar text
like two versions of a project, you can surf them both in parallel:

   -  keep SHIFT pressed.

   -  in the left side view, click anywhere into blank space,
      and keep the left mouse button pressed.

   -  then move the mouse DOWN or UP.

Both the left side view and it's nearby view will scroll.

surfing without the mouse

When scrolling through text without a mouse, important keys are:

-  SHIFT+Cursor Right/Left to move horizontally
-  SHIFT+Cursor Down/Up    to move fast vertically
-  CONTROL+Cursor Down/Up  to jump to next/previous search result
-  CONTROL+Page   Down/Up  to jump to next/previous file