FART: Find And Replace Text is a command prompt version of the Unix grep command for Windows with advanced features.
It can not be run by executing or double-clicking and running as administrator. Instead, you need to be able to find it old-school style or at least extract it to your UsersYourName folder, where command prompt normally starts and type fart to run it.
Once you've done this, you will be presented with the usage options including; options, wildcard, find string and replace string. Pretty simple.
The homepage also has a list of the possible commands and switches:
-h --help Show this help message (ignores other options) -q --quiet Suppress output to stdio / stderr -V --verbose Show more information -r --recursive Process sub-folders recursively -c --count Only show filenames, match counts and totals -i --ignore-case Case insensitive text comparison -v --invert Print lines NOT containing the find string -n --line-number Print line number before each line (1-based) -w --word Match whole word (uses C syntax, like grep) -f --filename Find (and replace) filename instead of contents -B --binary Also search (and replace) in binary files (CAUTION) -C --c-style Allow C-style extended characters (xFFtnr\ etc.) --cvs Skip cvs dirs; execute "cvs edit" before changing files -a --adapt Adapt the case of replace_string to found string -b --backup Make a backup of each changed file -p --preview Do not change the files but print the changes
FART: Find And Replace Text has been around a long time and is the true geek's tool to search for, and replace, text, especially if you're familiar with the command prompt and or Unix. It's only 90 KB for both the 32 and 64-bit versions and simple to use. Plus, we love the name. Yes, we are that juvenile.