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Searchfox

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Note: This post is geared towards Mozilla developers.

I would like to announce a new tool I’ve been working on for source code searching called Searchfox (http://searchfox.org). If you use MXR or DXR, I recommend you try Searchfox. Here are some of the benefits:

If you would like to try out Searchfox, I recommend that you change your keyword searches to point to it. Otherwise it’s too easy to forget and revert to muscle memory.

Keyword search:
http://searchfox.org/mozilla-central/search?q=%s

Keyword search to find a particular file:
http://searchfox.org/mozilla-central/search?q=&path=%s

Some help on using Searchfox can be found at http://searchfox.org.

Also, here are some reasons not to use Searchfox:

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