[Clip] Re: Big searches
- "BONG" <bong@...> wrote:
>I experience serious problems when searching my 50 MB textfile database. ItDownload grep, awk, or Perl, and use from the command line. You should
>would be tedious to split files in multiple groups. RegExp searches lock up
>the system whenever the file is more than about 4 megs. How would you
>recommend to solve the problem?
be able to find versions of these for any operating system. These utilities
should have no trouble with large files. Also, these utilities are highly
optimized for what they do. A good version of grep can search large files
faster than most text editors. Perl scripts can also be extremely efficient.
Wayne M. VanWeerthuizen