Search inside files under Windows

Do you know how to search for a piece of text inside multiple files in Windows. I do not – not anymore. Earlier versions of Windows had this feature but I cannot figure out how to do it in Windows 7. It seems you have to index your files and folders and then maybe you can find what you are looking for. I do not want to do this.

In Unix and Linux you can use grep for this. Luckily there are some similar programs for Windows too. I found this one: AGREP

Go to Download page and get the stand-alone executable for Win95 and Win/NT (link)

Extract the archive – there is one file called agrep.exe. I copied it to C:\Windows\System32. This folder by default is in the PATH environment variable so you will be able to run the command from everywhere (no matter which is your current working folder).

Open the command prompt and try to search:

c:\> agrep -r word_to_search_for .

This will search all the files in the currect folder and all sub-folders for the word word_to_search_for

If you just type agrep it will show help and usage information.

Support Wikipedia

I was looking for some information online today and ended up reading an article in Wikipedia about that matter. It is so nice to have a free encyclopedia where you can go and find the information you need. I made a small donation to keep it free and accessible for everyone. If you would like you can donate too. Just click on the image below:

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Test your speakers with these sounds

Recently I was looking to buy a good computer speakers and was wondering how to test the sound. Then I found these:

Configure FreeNAS iSCSI and VMWare ESXi (w/AUDIO!)

This is a very useful video that describes how to configure FreeNAS iSCSI as a data store for ESXi. The credits go to mrholverson

A copy of this video is available here