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Old 04-14-2017, 07:59 AM   #1
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Instant offline google-like search on all text files


What is the best way to do an instant offline google-like search on all text files on android?

It must show a single file multiple times if the search term appears in the file multiple times.

Ideally it would show results tightly, as many instances as possible on a small display, just like Visual Studio does on desktops.
 
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maybe something here.
i found aGrep which seems to at least partly answer your question.
 
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Is there an android emulation that runs under linux or windows so you can test-drive all these apps before taking risks on your actual smartphone?
 
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yes, several solutions exist for that, but they're pretty hard to set up (at least on linux. windows, couldn't say).

you can always do a factory reset on your actual phone.

i take it your phone isn't even rooted?
you might want to search the actual google play store for file search utilities, but i have a nagging suspicion that 99% of all android users wouldn't even know what to do with sth like that, which means that there's little incentive for app developers.
android DOES have a terminal running bash, maybe you can just use 'find'.
 
  


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