I think HoudahSpot would be much more useful if it would highlight the lines and the search items in text files in the quick view.  

On Windows I used to use File Locator Pro and it would allow me to grep through source files and then once selected from the search results it would display the file contents with the line and search text highlighted.  Even better, I could configure it so that by clicking on a word or line, my text editor would open the file right to the line in question.

I don't understand how a search tool can be useful if it does not at least highlight or indicate in the view where the search terms are located......
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Highlighting search text in Quick Look is not feasible due to how Quick Look works.

That’s why HoudahSpot provides Text Preview in addition to Quick Look. This shows a plain text version of the file with search terms highlighted.


Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.

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