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InstaSearch is an Eclipse plug-in for doing fast text search in the workspace. The search is performed instantly as-you-type and resulting files are displayed in an Eclipse view. It is a lightweight plug-in based on Apache Lucene search engine.
Each file then can be previewed using few most matching and relevant lines. A double-click on the match leads to the matching line in the file.
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Submitted by eric cina on July 9, 2015 - 12:14
I love this plugin. We have a huge code base and searching my workspace can be time consuming. This plugin saves me so much time. I don't know what I would do without it.
How can I add a search term without having to copy and paste the text into instasearch? I've tried shortcuts but haven't been successful in getting the text to appear without manually copying and pasting.
There are so many features that can be added to this plugin. Mostly I would expand on the filters and allow filters on the searches and not just on the indexing. If you could filter searches for certain projects, folders, files, etc without affecting the indexing that would be great. I like having everything indexed and being able to pick and choose what I search for on a particular search.
Submitted by Divyesh Khambhatwala on July 7, 2015 - 02:37
if I want to search within specific package than how can I do that?
Am I missing something!
Submitted by Ramesh Babu on July 4, 2015 - 03:50
It is really super fast search. I also tried to search inside my Maven dependency jar but it is not searching inside the jar. Is there any extra setting i need to do?
Submitted by Andrejs Jermakovics on July 6, 2015 - 10:57
Yes, you should go to InstaSearch plugin preferences and enable 'Index JAR Source Attachements'. Then re-eindex the workspace
Submitted by Graeme Whyte on May 30, 2014 - 11:53
...the search results could all be shown without requiring expansion (at least have an option for this)
This speeds up scanning search results. Textpad search results are the quickest for me to scan. I don't know why eclipse search tools like requiring people to expand items.
If it had an option to show some context lines around each search result (something that can be easily disabled/enabled), then it makes it more powerful and like sublimetext.
Submitted by Saqib Awan on December 30, 2012 - 16:26
no doubt about it.
Submitted by kruti shah on November 1, 2012 - 13:33
The Instasearch is just searching .java files and not any other ext files like .js.
Could you please help me resolve this issue.
Submitted by Andrejs Jermakovics on March 13, 2014 - 12:52
Extensions of files to be indexed can be specified in plugin's preferences
Submitted by sinedanat on July 11, 2012 - 04:21
Great thanks for this plug-in. Now I can instantly find any peace of code. The bigger a project the more efficient this plug-in is. It works in Eclipse 4.2 too.
Thanks a lot!
Submitted by Petr 'PePa' Pavel on June 3, 2010 - 08:41
It's fast as hell and the author is very responsive to community suggestions and bug reports. If you have any issue create a ticket at the project's website and it will be resolved quickly.
It's on a good way to become a replacement for the default file search.
Submitted by Missing Name on May 7, 2010 - 06:50
hi. How I use InstaSearch after instainstalling? I can't assign key to InstaSearch, can't open InstaSearch view :-( I use Zend Studio 7.2.
Thank you for tips. Tom.
Submitted by Andrejs Jermakovics on May 15, 2010 - 07:14
The new version of the plug-in should run on Zend studio since Java 1.5 is now sufficient.
Submitted by alexa.sunshine on April 16, 2010 - 08:41
It's really instant and it searches through all the files in the project. I really needed this plug-in. Great job!
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