Project: DataSeeker


DataSeeker is a PM based file and text search utility. Better than pmseek

  • national language support
  • boolean AND/OR on search pattern allowed (search for multiple files or text strings)
  • resizeable window (one of the main drawbacks of pmseek)
  • multithreading
  • search history

DataSeeker (aka ACDataSeeker) was originally developed by Alessandro Cantatore. His last public version is beta 0.46 and can be found f.i. at hobbes. As he do not use OS/2 - eComStation anymore, I've asked him about the sources. He allowed me to extend and distribute his package. Feel free to thank him for his generosity.

As I took over the sources, there were a lot of changes necessary to build the GUI with URE. At this time, I don't want to build an application without an useful GUI editor. Today for OS/2 URE is the only usable one I think. This was a programming exercise for me too. So although I tried to re-implement all of the original features, maybe I've broken something. I've made some changes to the menus too. I think they were not consistent with usual OS/2 look and feel.

I fixed a lot of bugs and extended the functionality in some respects. Since 1.00 National language support is added with the help of ecolange.dll. Currently DataSeeker is available in English, German, French and Spanish. Adding another language is easy - unzip DataSeek.nls, edit the appropriate text file and zip it together.

Contact: Andreas Buchinger



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