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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

Search all classes, source code and examples of the Java JDK at high speed with freeware.

Find class names as you type, search and copy Java code examples quickly, and learn by flying over all Java code with a portable freeware tool for Windows.

  • Download QView and store it in a new folder. (Right click on the link, then Save Link As.) QView is a freeware edition of Depeche View, a realtime text research tool.
  • Download the Java JDK Source Code Archive  into the same folder. It must be exactly the openjdk-6_6b24-1.11.4.orig.tar.gz with a size of 66.094.002 bytes.

    After all downloads, your folder should look like:

    If you are using the Google Chrome browser, then it may have saved the text archive with a wrong file extension (redundant .tar.gz). This is no problem, it should work although.

  • Run QView by a double click.

    It will start to load all text from the file Source Archive File immediately.
    Loading will take about 30 seconds on an average machine.

    The tool loads all ASCII text files from the archive. Binary files like .jpg or .png images are skipped.

  • Start searching by typing any word that comes to your mind, e.g. public class.
    As soon as you stop typing, the phrase is searched.

    On a current computer, all occurrences of public class should be found in less than 3 seconds across 20,000 files, at a speed of Mach 10 or higher.

  • All text lines containing the searched word are listed in a Filtered View.

    Just click into any of those lines to jump to that text place immediately.

  • You may also search words by clicking on them with the left mouse button, then select the search icon.

    Or by a right click on a word, to have it searched instantly in another window.
    Long words are found faster than short ones.

    QView is free for personal, non commercial use. Commercial users have to purchase Depeche View Pro, which can not only search the Java sources, but all text files of a folder, or .tar.gz, .tar.bz2 or .zip archive file, plus many more features. More infos and a free Trial are available here.