texfind

Section: teTeX (1)
Updated: April 2004
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NAME

texfind - graphical tool to search for text in TeX input files

 

SYNOPSIS

texfind [ OPTION ... ]

 

DESCRIPTION

texfind is a graphical, interactive tool that helps you searching through TeX input files, including subdirectories, and allows you to do search/replace tasks using Perl regular expressions. It opens two windows: One displays the directory hierarchy and allows to select different search directories. The second window is used to enter the query and display the results.

 

SEARCHING

Enter a search string in the input box at the top, choose the file extension (*tex by default) and hit ENTER to start the search. The results will be displayed below.

The search string is actually a perl regular expression. This gives you lots of flexibility. The search-and-replace function also uses Perl regex syntax, but you can also just use simple strings. Currently there is no way to save changed files.

 

MENU

Use the right mouse button to open a menu.

File : Currently only used to exit the program
Edit : Copy selections, select or unselect all
Search : Open a Find dialog that allows further searching
through the displayed results. The Replace option can be used to replace single or all occurrences of a string, but currently it is not possible to change the file.

View : Select specific lines, and adjust word or character wrapping.

 

OPTIONS

--font : specify the font used for the menu. Default is
courier.
Other options probably exist - I appreciate input by the program authors, experienced users or perl geeks.
 

SEE ALSO

perlre(1)

 

BUGS

None known. Well - the replace function isn't the most useful one.

 

AUTHOR

texfind was written for the ConTeXt package by Hans Hagen and Ton Otten, PRAGMA.

This manual page was written by Frank Küster <frank@kuesterei.ch>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system. It may be used and modified by others without contacting the author. Any mistakes or omissions in the manual page are my fault; inquiries about or corrections to this manual page should be directed to me (and not to the primary author).


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
SEARCHING
MENU
OPTIONS
SEE ALSO
BUGS
AUTHOR

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