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Ripgrep is a recursive line-oriented CLI search tool. Aims to be a faster alternative to grep. More information:

  • Recursively search the current directory for a regex pattern:

rg {{pattern}}

  • Search for pattern including all .gitignored and hidden files:

rg --no-ignore --hidden {{pattern}}

  • Search for a pattern only in a certain filetype (e.g., html, css, etc.):

rg --type {{filetype}} {{pattern}}

  • Search for a pattern only in a subset of directories:

rg {{pattern}} {{set_of_subdirs}}

  • Search for a pattern in files matching a glob (e.g., README.*):

rg {{pattern}} --glob {{glob}}

  • Only list matched files (useful when piping to other commands):

rg --files-with-matches {{pattern}}

  • Show lines that do not match the given pattern:

rg --invert-match {{pattern}}

  • Search a literal string pattern:

rg --fixed-strings {{string}}