catscan, or mindgrep
Forgot where you put that file? Forgot what you were working on?
Wish you could grep against a file you forgot about?
From the project root directory::
$ pip install catscan
$ python setup.py install
Simply run it with something that might be in the file, and it will check through files you worked with in your bash history::
# Find files you worked on that have the search string 'install' in them.
$ catscan 'install'
Use --help/-h to view info on the arguments::
$ catscan --help
More complex scan behavior is also available::
# search using regex (python format)
$ catscan -r '201-\d+-\d+'
# limit to files less than 1 megabyte
$ catscan -m 1 'foo'
# limit to files less than ~100 kilobytes
$ catscan -m 0.1 'foo'
# case insensitive search
$ catscan -i 'foo'
# Look for files that are not necessarily ASCII (using file magic)
$ catscan -a 'CAFEBABE'
# Quit after finding the first matching file
$ catscan -q 1 'foo'
Removed start/end features to simplify runtime requirements
bugfree (enough) version for release
Finished main features
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