Re: indexed file content: the new way of searching
From: Sybren Stuvel (sybrenUSE_at_YOURthirdtower.imagination.com)
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 10:03:04 +0200
Jan Aerts enlightened us with:
> I just read an interesting article on technewsworld about X1, a
> indexing program to search the content of files/mail on your
> computer as opposed to only the filenames.
Geesh... isn't your harddisk supposed to keep track of one copy of
your data instead of two?
> Does anyone know a program that does this on linux?
You could put every file you have into a database table with an index
on the 'content' column...
> Of course, grepping, cutting and awking can do some of this, but
> that becomes combersome when having to go through a few tens of gigs
> of project data... A userinterface such as that by X1...
Now you're mixing up two things. Do you want a program for indexing
the content of your files? Or do you want a nice UI?
-- The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?