How to do things
AI Noob vs. Pro
Free Open Source:
a command line
free external tools,
- download the free Swiss File Knife Base from Sourceforge. - open the Windows CMD command line, Mac OS X Terminal or Linux shell. - OS X : type mv sfk-mac-64.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk - Linux: type mv sfk-linux-64.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk OS X and Linux syntax may differ, check the help within the tool.
case insensitive search and file selection: since version 1.9.0 SFK for Windows supports case insensitive search within the codepage of your Windows system. for example, - computers with german or french locale with codepage 1252 may search german and french text, ignoring case for accent and umlaut characters. - computers with russian locale with codepage 1251 may search cyrillic text, case insensitive. but you may not search french text on a russian locale case insensitive, as codepage 1251 does not contain the required accent characters. this means to use case insensitive search you are limited to search your own language, plus english. to see what codepage your system uses, type: sfk sysinfo to force codepage 1252 (ISO 8859-1) internally in SFK, no matter what the actual system codepage is, use global option -isochars directly after sfk, or set the environment like: SET SFK_CONFIG=isochars this is recommended when creating script packackes for distribution that must behave the same on any computer, regardless of the local codepage. to see in detail how characters are mapped during case insensitive search, use global option -tracecase: sfk -tracecase filter in.txt -+myword use -tracecase2 to also show chars which are not mapped because they are lowercase already, or not a letter. for the full list of SFK character mappings see: sfk listcodes case search options: -case search case sensitive, a != A -nocase search case insensitive (default), a == A and a_accent == A_accent depending on your codepage -nocasemin search case insensitive but only latin characters a-z (ASCII low codes) -deacc use accent insensitive text search and filename selection, i.e. a == A == a_accent == A_accent. cannot be combined with -case. can also be set by environment like: SET SFK_CONFIG=deacc see also sfk help chars about codepages SFK for Linux can only search latin base characters from A to Z case insensitive, without any accents.
sfk is a free open-source tool, running instantly without installation efforts. no DLL's,
no registry changes - just get sfk.exe from the zip package and use it (binaries for
windows, linux and mac are included).
read more about all sfk functions here.