Hunt and Gather are two utiltities for indexing and then searching files within a drive or directory designed to speed up searching files. The Gather utility is meant to index any path and generate a search database. The Hunt utility will then open the database generated by Gather and look for files matching the string provided to Hunt as parameter.


  • constant memory usage, meaning that Hunt & Gather can be used on any Amiga regardless the amount of installed memory,
  • very fast lookup of files due to indexing,
  • programmed having AmigaOS design in mind


HuntnGather can be checked out from Subversion:

via the command:

svn co https://svn.grimore.org/HuntnGather/trunk

The Subersion package may be required on the Amiga.

How to install


  • use the provided installer,
  • copy the Gather and Hunt binaries matching your CPU from C/ into C:

How to Use


Gather RAM:

where RAM: is a drive you want to index. The indexing will take some time depending on the amount of files to be indexed.


Hunt prefs

to search the drive RAM: for filenames matching "prefs". If any files are found, Hunt will print out the full path to the files.


  • The "Gather" utility can run on a schedule periodically to index the contents of a drive or device.

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