AstroGrep includes the following features - Regular expressions (Uses the standard Microsoft .Net Regular Expressions: Quick Reference)
- Concurrent multiple file types
- Recursive directory searching
- A "context" feature that selects the lines above and below your search expression
- Most Recently Used list for search paths
- Somewhat versatile printing options
- Double click to open file with editor of your choice
- Store Most Recently Used file names and search expressions
- Match Whole Word Only
- Syntax highlighing
- Free of charge and Open Source
Possible upcoming features - search Microsoft Word files
- sort indicator for results list
- save settings to file instead of using registry (automatically upgrade to use file if registry settings exist)
- refine search code (possible speed improvements)
- support for different languages
- search using IFilters
- add help to application
- allow user selected fonts for results file list and text viewing area
- search pdf documents (researching)
- search mp3 tags (researching)
- add searching in archived files (.zip, .rar, etc.) (researching)
- add save/restore search session (researching)
- add Windows 7 jumplist support (researching)