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Grep: Revision 4
Grep is RSS feed searcher and cacher. Actually, more correct is to think about Grep as your search console.
If you are into buzzword land, you can even call that _information worker workbench_ but, enough of that.

It's mostly useful with web sites that provide search results as RSS feed. If they include full content in feeds even better. One example of such web service is "SocialText wiki"<> for which Grep was originally written.

> I *know* that I wrote it in some wiki workspace, *but where* ?!

Following that idea, Grep gained powerful plugin mechanism which enable users (err, developers who can write 10-line perl module) to scrape any site which has form or rest API and produce search results as links. While doing that, it will also fetch result pages and cache them locally. Have in mind that this is a slow process which puts much load on remote server, so use it sparsely.

For now, here is a feature list:

* cache all results locally, great for off-line use
* supports credential spoofing using Cookies (useful to login into protected areas)
* comes with easy bookmarklet subscribe helper
* written using "Jifty"<> and "Lucene"<>
* scrapers for other wikis and CMS engines which can be "source of items"<> for Grep

Source code is in "development Subversion repository"<>

{fetchrss: full}