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
find classes
dep. listing
speed shell
zip search
zip dir list

Depeche View
Source Research
First Steps

windows GUI

the d3caster
java game engine

command line
file encryption

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

zip and unzip
diff and merge
reformat xml
reformat source

java sources

thread creation

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

Load thousands of Open Source code files into memory,

find and copy relevant parts instantly by a few mouse clicks, with Depeche View for Windows and Linux/Mac OS X (WINE).

copying a phrase within the same line

Let's look again at this example text:

     long nResult = FooController::currentBar("Lemon");

if you want to copy the phrase "FooController::currentBar",

copying a block from start line to end line

To copy a block of text lines to clipboard,

  • LEFT CLICK into a word of the FIRST TEXT LINE in which you are interested.
    optionally, you may now also press cursor down, to move through the text.
  • LEFT CLICK into a word of the LAST TEXT LINE.
    all selected lines should appear in yellow now.

  • the selected lines are now in your clipboard.
instant copy a single line to clipboard

Hold CONTROL+SHIFT pressed, then left-click into a line to copy the whole line instantly to the clipboard. Blanks to the left and right are stripped automatically.

copying the lines of the current screen to clipboard


copying the clipboard text into the find mask

Press SHIFT+INSERT to copy the first line of clipboard text into the find mask, running an instant search.

how to step through files while copying text

As long as text is marked for copy, CTRL+PAGE DOWN/UP does not jump to the next or previous file, but simply steps one page through the text. While copying text, use CTRL+HOME/END instead to jump through files.

Next chapter: Multi Window Text Operations.

Depeche View is a high speed text search tool for Windows and Linux (WINE).
Download the free Lite Edition here, which requires no installation. Just run the tool,
then load and search all text files of a folder instantly in one window.

snapshot with 8254 files loaded. the word "interface" was found 5690 times.

Download the free Depeche View Lite Text Search Tool