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The Platinum Searcher


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 9/7/2019.

A code searching tool similar to ack and The Silver Searcher (ag). It supports multi platforms and multi encodings.


  • It searches code about 3-5x faster than ack.
  • It searches code as fast as The Silver Searcher (ag).
  • It ignores file patterns from your .gitignore.
  • It searches UTF-8, EUC-JP and Shift_JIS files.
  • It provides binaries for multi platforms (macOS, Windows, Linux).

To install The Platinum Searcher, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install pt

To upgrade The Platinum Searcher, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade pt


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = 'pt'
    $url32 = ''
    $checksum32 = 'd32ebffe0c2cf142351b6037e73e0bde18044f9c77960c7b55076e45dc80929d'
    $checksumType32 = 'sha256'
    $url64 = ''
    $checksum64 = '7fa5aab0462a63cc1a746af3f07f1d03bf6521e23f8b2d149fc5af7b4e00596c'
    $checksumType64 = 'sha256'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                 -Url $url32 `
                                 -Checksum $checksum32 `
                                 -ChecksumType $checksumType32 `
                                 -Url64bit $url64 `
                                 -Checksum64 $checksum64 `
                                 -ChecksumType64 $checksumType64 `
                                 -UnzipLocation $toolsDir

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • monochromegane


The Platinum Searcher


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
The Platinum Searcher 2.1.6 241 Sunday, July 8, 2018 approved
The Platinum Searcher 2.1.5 800 Thursday, June 22, 2017 approved
The Platinum Searcher 736 Friday, March 4, 2016 approved

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