FAST, PROGRAMMATIC string searching in directories of MATLAB code files
Updated 1 Sep 2016
Pre-analyze directories of MATLAB code to create searchable text files for very fast scanning for strings across multiple files.
The MathWorks 'Find Files' interface allows interactive searching for text in MATLAB files. |findInM| (in conjunction with its companion |collectCode|) allows you to search programmatically (i.e., from within a script or function, or at the Command Line), and can be much faster than any other method I've seen.
On first use, or when a New collection is requested, the user will be prompted to select a top-level directory and to indicate whether or not to recurse, and a new code collection will be created and stored. This will allow for very fast subsequent searches.
Brett Shoelson (2023). FAST, PROGRAMMATIC string searching in directories of MATLAB code files (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/48065-fast-programmatic-string-searching-in-directories-of-matlab-code-files), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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