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app repgrep

An interactive command line replacer for ripgrep

19 releases

0.10.5 Jan 3, 2022
0.10.0 Jan 6, 2021
0.9.0 Oct 17, 2020
0.4.3 Jun 24, 2020

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Unlicense OR MIT OR Apache-2.0 and LGPL-3.0


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repgrep (rgr)

An interactive replacer for ripgrep.

This is an interactive command line tool to make find and replacement easy. It uses ripgrep to find, and then provides you with a simple interface to see the replacements in real-time and conditionally replace matches.

Supported file encodings:

  • UTF8
  • UTF16BE
  • UTF16LE

Other encodings are possibly supported but untested at the moment. See this issue for more information.


After installing, just use rgr (think: rg + replace).

The arguments are:

rgr <rg arguments> # See `rgr --help` for more details

Here's an example where we ran the command:

rgr -C5 dreamcast

And have entered the replacement flycast:

demo using rgr


First and foremost, make sure you've installed ripgrep (AKA: rg). To do so see the ripgrep installation instructions.

Precompiled binaries

See the releases page for pre-compiled binaries.

Via Cargo

NOTE: The minimum Rust version required is 1.46.0.

cargo install repgrep

From Source (via Cargo)

NOTE: The minimum Rust version required is 1.46.0.

git clone https://github.com/acheronfail/repgrep/
cd repgrep
cargo install --path .

License: Unlicense OR MIT OR Apache-2.0


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