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List biggest files
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Swiss File Knife

a command line
multi function tool.

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find text
filter lines
find in path
collect text
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http server
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run own cmd
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dep. listing
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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

How to display only lines containing your search term from millions of loaded text lines,
with the free Depeche View Lite text research tool for Windows and Linux/Mac OS X (WINE). Since Release 1.5.3, Depeche View automatically presents a list of result lines whenever searching a word. This list is called a Filtered View, as it filters text for the matching lines.

filtered view line picking

LEFT CLICK into any of those lines: the filtered view is closed, and you jump straight to the text location of that line.

Press F4 or CTRL+A anytime to re-create the filtered view.

RIGHT CLICK into any of those lines to have the text location shown in a NEARBY view, instead of your current view. This way (using 2 or 3 windows) you can step through a result list very fast, without the need to close and reopen the filtered view.

disable filename listings in a filtered view

By pressing CTRL+D (like Detail), you can toggle the listing of filenames in a filtered view, to see only the pure result lines.

copying a filtered view result to clipboard

Press CTRL+INSERT to copy the filtered view's text to clipboard.

searching words or phrases in a filtered view

IF you have one-click search active, AND you create a filtered view, a conflict arises: if a LEFT CLICK into the filter view picks a line, it can no longer run a search, can it?

Example contents of a filtered view:

FooController::testBar(char *pszCandy FooController::importantSubFunc FooController::testBar(char *pszCandy FooController::importantSubFunc FooController::importantSubFunc FooController::testBar(char *pszCandy

Now, how do you search for "testBar" from within a filtered view? Of course, remember the Depeche View basic keys, then:

- press SHIFT, and keep it pressed.

- click onto "testBar".

-> the word is searched instantly.

The same applies for phrase search: keep left button pressed, then click on "Foo" and move the mouse over to "candy". A phrase like "FooController::testBar(char *pszCandy" will be searched immediately, leaving the filtered view.

automatic filtering

To repeat, since Release 1.5.3 Depeche View automatically presents a Filtered View whenever something is searched. If you want to disable this, you may right click on the filter button, to enter First Result Mode. In that mode, every search jumps straight to the first result, no matter in what file. To reactivate automatic filtering, right click on the filter button again.

Within First Result Mode, you may get a Filtered View temporarily anytime by pressing F4 or left clicking on the filter button.

searching words or phrases picked from a filtered view in another view

Now that's a long headline. If you have two or three windows open, and in the first one a filtered view, then

- within the first window, keep SHIFT pressed.

- then RIGHT click onto a word or phrase.

and the word or phrase is searched in a NEARBY view.

Next chapter: Painting In Text With Colorful Markers.