[lug] Command-Line search through thousands of files?

Walter Pienciak 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



More information about the LUG mailing list