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Date:         Fri, 28 Jul 2006 15:06:12 -0400
Reply-To:     "Will Bailey [Statman]" <>
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From:         "Will Bailey [Statman]" <>
Subject:      Re: using winxp "search" for words in .SPS files
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If you are using Start>Search then sure it will - The Wild Card. Enter *.sps and also will search inside zipped files

Make sure all Advanced feature are set as you want


-----Original Message----- From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Art Kendall Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 2:50 PM To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: Re: using winxp "search" for words in .SPS files

Thank you. it worked. WINXP will find words or phrases in many other kinds of files but not .sps files!


jaredp wrote:

> 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 > Windows 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). > > Jared > > On 7/28/06, Zdaniuk, Bozena <> 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 >> >> 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: >> >> -----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 >> To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU >> 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. >> >> Art >> >

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