Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 14:50:11 -0400
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From: Art Kendall <Art@DrKendall.org>
Organization: Social Research Consultants
Subject: Re: using winxp "search" for words in .SPS files
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Thank you. it worked.
WINXP will find words or phrases in many other kinds of files but not
> Prepare to be excited!
> Unix and Linux systems have a command called GREP which allows to
> search for
> a string of text within files.
> You are in luck because you can download a piece of software for the
> operating system which will do the same thing. Get it here
> This software is free as in price and free as in freedom (it is
> provided for
> anyone to use under an open source license).
> On 7/28/06, Zdaniuk, Bozena <BZdaniuk@ucsur.pitt.edu> wrote:
>> I was never successful in searching for any text string in spss syntax
>> files and will be very excited to see a solution to it!
>> Bozena Zdaniuk, Ph.D.
>> University of Pittsburgh
>> UCSUR, 6th Fl.
>> 121 University Place
>> Pittsburgh, PA 15260
>> Ph.: 412-624-5736
>> Fax: 412-624-4810
>> email: email@example.com
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
>> Art Kendall
>> Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 12:53 PM
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>> Subject: using winxp "search" for words in .SPS files
>> I tried using the <start> <search> <all files and folders> I entered
>> *.sps in the edit box and browse to a folder.
>> this works to find all .sps files in a folder.
>> However, when I enter a string like "aggregate" in the word or phrase
>> edit box, it does does not find the files with that command.
>> does anyone else experience this? Has anyone come up with a workaround?
>> I am running Win XP with a patches up to date.