Search and Whatever

The product "Search and Whatever" is a utility designed to assist computer users in performing search operations, where the results of the search operation are to be operated upon in some manner (if this sounds vague, it is deliberately so). For example, a user might wish to search for files containing a particular fragment of text. For each file found containing the text, a copy of the file should be placed in a /backup folder. Search and Whatever is designed to make a process such as this as easy as possible.

In fact, Search and Whatever can go far beyond simple operations such as search and copy. A truly enterprising user could search for file containing "hello", modified in the last three days, ending in .txt, and under 300k in size. The results could then be copied into a /backup folder, also archived into /archive/, as well as have a text file created containing the list of files at /logs/hello.txt, and, finally, have the original files moved to the Recycle bin. Whew!

The most recent change to Search and Whatever is the release of the Database Edition. Now you can search any JDBC-accessible database for table (by name), for fields (by name or type), or for rows (containing certain data). For example, you could search for tables with names like "emp*", with fields named "modified", and display only the rows where "employeeid = 13". Download it today! if that wasn't enough...Search and Whatever doesn't stop there! The scenarios described above are based on the File and Database Editions. Future plans for the software include an Internet Search Edition (DO something with those search results), an IP Edition (are those servers really up and running), and a Java Edition (where am really using


Source Forge/Search and Whatever -- This is the primary location for all things whatever!

Downloads -- Binaries and source code for the project.

Documentation -- Includes User's Guide, Developer's Guide, and FAQ's.

Discussion Forums -- Find out what people are saying about Search and Whatever.

Bug List -- Submit a bug report, view bug reports, see what's been fixed.

Mailing Lists -- Have lively discussions mailed directly to you. You can even participate with your own ideas and thoughts.

News -- Latest news about the project. These are public announcements.

Latest News

April 23, 2003 Database Edition released, allowing users to search JDBC-accessible databases.

April 14, 2003 FileX plug-in expansion pack released. This is the first pack of plug-ins for Search and Whatever, outside of the core functionality.

March 4, 2003 The Search and Whatever Future Development list has been moved and updated.

February 26, 2003 For developers: Part 1 of a tutorial on writing filter plug-ins is now available. This one focuses on the File Edition

February 12, 2003 For developers: The API Reference is available.

February 11, 2003 The rough draft of the Developer's Guide is available.

February 10, 2003 The rough draft of the User's Guide is available.

February 9, 2003 The rough draft of the FAQ is available.

January 21, 2003 The beta release is available. Download it today and send your feedback to Russell. Suggestions, complaints, and ideas are all welcome.

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