Ubuntu – Looking for a grep GUI


So I want something pretty simple 🙂 App where I put a dir to search, and a string/regexp to search in the file contents recursively in that dir, and it gives a list of results.

I don't want something like 'tracker' that runs in the background and indexes things, I want something that just searches on demand like grep, given a path.

In windows I used grepWin which was pretty perfect for the purpose.

I tried KFileReplace, seems a bit awkward. Also tried the built-in Nautilus search but it seems to only look at file names?

Edit: gnome-search-tool seems more like what I'm looking for but it doesn't support regex (or it does, but just for file names).

Best Answer

Searchmonkey. You can find it in universe.

Install via the software center

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