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Dec 03, 2015

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OK, it's a cross-over FM/operating system questions … but I've just had a colleague asking "do we have any documents about tokenization?" I'm confident we don't have anything with tokenization as its main subject, so nothing with 'token' in the filename. Unfortunately, I now realise that short of opening every .book that might contain related information and then running a search, I do not know any way of scanning my FM library for content. Any ideas?

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Content within any binary .fm file is still just unicode text. So you could use any file search tool (for example, wingrep) that will scan binary files. Just set it to scan your folder(s) for the term.

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searching quantities of files

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OK, it's a cross-over FM/operating system questions … but I've just had a colleague asking "do we have any documents about tokenization?" I'm confident we don't have anything with tokenization as its main subject, so nothing with 'token' in the filename. Unfortunately, I now realise that short of opening every .book that might contain related information and then running a search, I do not know any way of scanning my FM library for content. Any ideas?

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Content within any binary .fm file is still just unicode text. So you could use any file search tool (for example, wingrep) that will scan binary files. Just set it to scan your folder(s) for the term.

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Dec 04, 2015

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Depending on what version of FM you’ve got, you could output as WebHelp or Responsive HTML5 help & use the search tool baked into that or just print as PDFs & search within them.

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Content within any binary .fm file is still just unicode text. So you could use any file search tool (for example, wingrep) that will scan binary files. Just set it to scan your folder(s) for the term.

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cygwin and grep did the trick … thanks for pointing me in the/a right direction, Arnis

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