[ILUG] Limits of grep?
Gary.McCloskey at rte.ie
Thu Sep 28 13:43:34 IST 2000
Would glimpse do what you want. If you're not familiar with it, it pre-builds indices (indexes ?) of text files, and allows you to search them subsequently. Blisteringly fast.
#From: Subba Rao
#I have a directory of 10000+ text files and would like to search for
#some strings in these files. When I tried using "grep" command with an
#asterisk, I get the error message somthing to the effect,
# "File argument list too long"
#What is the file argument limit for grep? I guess you need the grep source
#for this. I did not find any information in the man page.
#Are there any other recommended tools to search through such large list of
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