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Re: Much faster grep



Tim Waugh <twaugh redhat com> writes:

> A quite invasive, experimental patch has been applied to this grep
> package:
> 
> http://cyberelk.net/tim/data/tmp/grep-2.5.1-19.i386.rpm
> 
> (SRPM in the same place)
> 
> It gives quite significant speed improvements for multibyte (UTF-8)
> handling, but needs lots of real world testing to make sure there are
> no regressions.
> 
> It will appear in rawhide in due course.

And I was just complaining about this this morning.  This made an
operation go from 15 seconds to nearly instantaneous (with the same
output).  It's definitely an improvement.

-Jonathan




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