On Friday 19 March 2004 09:53, Niall O Broin wrote:
> On Friday 19 March 2004, Declan.Grady at nuvotem.com (Declan Grady) wrote:
> >I thought of opening every sdy file and checking for the word
> > ACKNOWLEDGMENT in the specific line number where it would appear, but I
> > think this would be overkill - mabye not, as I guess grep would open
> > every file anyway ?
>> Yes, you do need to open every file but it's not overkill - how else could
> you examine their contents? But you definitely don't use system("grep ..)
> from within perl - perl was designed as a text processing language, and a
> superset of grep and awk. You could wrap your existing perl code in
> something like this
In the meantime I checked on the time thing.
Using grep from the command line took over 3 minutes, and a perl script to
open each sdy and check line number 5 for the words took 19 seconds !
Thanks for the help
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