notepad++ is an editor not a search utility
Funny, I use it for doing massive searches on SMF and related codebases every day. The entire codebase gets searched in a matter of seconds.
For example, I'm tracking down duplicate language strings. In particular, $txt['not_activated']. So I had Notepad++ open, and told it to find all the instances inside every *.php file inside my working folder. And it did.
The result begins thusly:
Search "not_activated" (15 hits in 11 files)
C:\Dev\public_html\wedge\trunk\Sources\Groups.php (1 hits)
Line 596: $last_online = '<em title="' . $txt['not_activated'] . '">' . $last_online . '</em>';
C:\Dev\public_html\wedge\trunk\Sources\ManageMembers.php (3 hits)
Line 566: $difference = sprintf(\'<em title="%1$s">%2$s</em>\', $txt[\'not_activated\'], $difference);
Double click on the match and it takes you right to that search result in the right file. Works just great. Today alone I've made... 78 searches of the entire codebase.
Mashby - not even opening all the files