[FoRK] Slow grep
jm at jmason.org
Thu Mar 18 12:14:03 PST 2004
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Lucas Gonze writes:
> On Thursday, Mar 18, 2004, at 11:18 America/New_York, Dr. Robert J.
> Harley wrote:
> > As previously discussed here, grep (amongst others) is very slow on
> > RH9.
> > There's now a fix here:
> > https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2004-083.html
> So do this mean that the fix for RH9's performance problems is to patch
> every utility out there?
In fairness, they're just biting the UTF-8 bullet. Same issue would apply
on any other linux distro once you've typed "export LANG=en_US.utf-8".
An equally valid workaround for english speakers is simply to set
locale to "C" and pretend there's no non-ASCII charsets out there ;)
(having said all that, due to other issues with RH's distros, I've
switched to Debian and haven't regretted it for one moment. Plus
I get a holier-than-thou free-software bonus!)
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