Found this out through Darren's Regex weblog.
The Regexinator looks like a cool idea that someone eventually had to do:
It lets you search the active documents using Regex, and when you click on each result you are automatically taken to the found textin the document. It also has a search feature that uses Regexlib.com's web services.
overall a great idea but beware - this is a very early version. After having a nice little chat with the two chief devs of this add-in - James Avery and Pete Wright (who I met for the first time online today) I figured out a couple of installation issues you might have to deal with:
- The Addin window does not appear after installing it. Solution - open tools-Addin manager and uncheck the add-in 'regexinator". then re-open the dialog and check the add-in again. it should show up now.
- The tool window might not be big enough to see the “Search button“. resize it to make it bigger.
- web search does not work with proxy settings yet (did not work on my machine). will be fixed using this peachy proxy settings class.
Great work guys!