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There are several ways to install The Silver Searcher on Windows.
chocolatey (easy)Install using
The chocolatey silver searcher package can be installed using
choco install ag
It will automatically fetch any required dependencies. Note that chocolatey packages are sometimes behind the latest silver searcher release.
Compile using MinGW
mingw-get install autotools
cinst mingw REM Add C:\mingw\bin to your path. mingw-get install autotools REM Get PCRE. git clone git://github.com/ggreer/the_silver_searcher.git cd the_silver_searcher ./build.sh
Native Visual Studio port
Or you can use native Visual Studio port: https://github.com/kjk/the_silver_searcher (compile instructions at: https://github.com/kjk/the_silver_searcher/blob/master/README-WINDOWS.md)
Ag is available as "the_silver_searcher" in the "Utils" category of the main Cygwin distribution. Run the relevant
setup-*.exe and select it from the "Select Packages" screen.