find, grep and vim for Windows

win_appsI posted before on the powerful grep and find utlities. If you are a regular Linux user you’ll find them extremely useful. If you need to work on Windows and are missing these and the omnipotent vi editor, there are some free and light utilities available for you:

  • WinGrep – Has a GUI. Feature packed but often hangs when you use it on a huge set of files like the Linux kernel source code. Good for a few hundred files.
  • GNU grep & GNU find – Good old Linux grep and find ported to Windows. Fast and dependable.
  • GVim – Vim ported for Windows.