Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jan 2007 15:11 UTC, submitted by Torsten Rahn
Benchmarks "A number of search engines are available for the Gnome and KDE desktop environments, many based around the open source Lucene search engine. It would be tremendous if we could adopt one of these search engines for the Gnome platform, so we can provide the type of integrated search experience for our users that they really need, irrespective of which distort they are using. So to help in this assessment we have carried out a comparison of four different Unix based indexers [.pdf]."
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Grok
by Sphinx on Thu 18th Jan 2007 19:07 UTC
Sphinx
Member since:
2005-07-09

Does the average user really need more than an occasional grok? Maintaining the db would seem to be a completely wasted effort. Something more like an illustra image datablade would seem much more useful.

#!/bin/sh

if [ "$1" == "" ]; then
echo "

descend directory tree and search files

usage:
grok '<pattern>' '<file mask>'

"
else
find . -name "$2" -print | while read i
do
whack=`grep -n $1 $i`
if [ "$?" -eq "0" ]; then
echo "
FOUND: $i"
echo $whack
fi
done
fi

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RE: Grok
by superstoned on Thu 18th Jan 2007 19:33 in reply to "Grok"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

doesn't seem to give instant results on a 500 gb disk, don't you think? and does it give results from compressed files (strigi does...), or meta-data from images and stuff? and does it tell you when and where you downloaded the file, or from who you got it? does it give contacts if you search for a friend's name? and his emails and the files he send you?

sorry to bring this so harsh, but it's 2007.

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