Jul 20, 2023

Code search/replace tool

amber is a code search and replace tool written in Rust. This tool is inspired by ‘ack’, ‘ag’, and other grep-like tools.


  • Recursively search from the current directory
  • Ignore VCS directories .git, .hg, .svn, .bzr
  • Ignore binary files
  • Output by the colored format

Large files > 1MB by default are divided and searched in parallel.

amber can replace a keyword over directories traditionally by find ... | xargs sed -i '...' . User can decide to do replacing or not interactively.

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