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findwild is a utility program to search for files. It works quite differently from other file search programs you have seen. It has a GUI interface and can recall past searches. The following search criteria are available:

  • directory path to search, with multiple wildcards ( * ? ) placed anywhere
  • file name(s) to search for, with multiple wildcards anywhere
  • file name(s) to exclude, with multiple wildcards anywhere
  • file content string(s) to search for, with multiple wildcards anywhere
  • file content string(s) to exclude, with multiple wildcards anywhere
  • file creation/modification date within a desired range
  • your choice of delimiters for search strings (defaults provided)
  • search the list of files produced by the previous search


Download version 1.1 (stable)
released on 1 June 2008



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GPLv3Kelly Hopkins16 October 2009

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 October 2009.


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