Bill McCloskey's Blog



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 ( 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:

Keyword search to find a particular file:

Some help on using Searchfox can be found at

Also, here are some reasons not to use Searchfox: