[lug] Command-Line search through thousands of files?
wpiencia at thunderdome.ieee.org
Fri Apr 4 15:54:03 MDT 2008
On Fri, Apr 04, 2008 at 03:24:50PM -0600, Paul Ohm wrote:
> I tried sending this a few months ago, but I think it never arrived.
> Let me try again...
> I have more than 20k (growing every day) small text files (e-mail
> messages in separate files using mh!) that I occasionally
> need to search through at the command line. Grep is too slow for my
> tastes with this many files, so I was hoping to find a good indexer plus
> command line search tool. I'd love to use something powerful like
> Lucene, but it seems like Lucene comes with a lot of extra cruft and
> overhead if all you are doing is command line searching.
> Any tips?
> Paul Ohm
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