Comparison with Similar Tools

Vladimir Kotal edited this page Jan 26, 2018 · 14 revisions

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Feature LXR ctags cscope ViewVC GNU GLOBAL OpenGrok Woboq Hound Debian code search
Full text Search Y Y Y Y XXX XXX
Definition Search P Y Y Y Y Y XXX XXX
Identifier Search Y Y Y Y Y XXX XXX
Path search Y Y Y Y Y XXX XXX
History Search Y XXX XXX
Caller/Callee Search Y P XXX XXX
RegExp Search Y Y P (only wildcards) XXX XXX
Shows matching lines Y Y Y Y XXX XXX
Hierarchical Search Y Y XXX XXX
query syntax like AND, OR, field: Y XXX XXX
Incremental update P Y Y XXX XXX
RSS Feed Y Y XXX XXX
Syntax highlighting-Xref Y P Y Y XXX XXX
Interface for SCM Y Y Y XXX XXX
open source Y Y Y Y Y Y Y XXX
Usable URLs Y N/A N/A Y Y Y XXX XXX
Individual file download N/A N/A Y N/A Y XXX XXX
Changes at directory level N/A N/A P N/A Y XXX XXX
Multi language support P Y P N/A Y Y XXX XXX
User interface WEB CLI CLI WEB WEB / CLI WEB / CLI WEB / CLI WEB XXX
Static HTML Y P (for xrefs) Y XXX XXX
Input completion Y P (with greasemonkey script) XXX XXX
Built-in parser Y Y Y P (lexical analysis) XXX XXX
Plug-in parser Y XXX XXX
Integration with (exuberant) ctags N/A Y Y XXX XXX
Integration with cscope N/A Y XXX XXX
Integration with emacs Y Y Y Y Y XXX
Integration with vim Y Y Y P (through https://github.com/jdevera/vim-opengrok-search) Y XXX
Integration with doxygen Y XXX XXX
Integration with Netbeans XXX XXX
Integration with Eclipse Y XXX XXX
Integration with less Y Y XXX XXX
Integration with bash Y XXX XXX
Integration with idutils Y XXX XXX
Integration with Elvis Y Y XXX XXX

Legend:

  • Y : Yes the feature is present
  • P : the feature may be partly present
  • N/A : not applicable
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