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  • ripgrep

    ripgrep recursively searches directories for a regex pattern while respecting your gitignore

  • $ git remote -v origin [email protected]:rust-lang/rust (fetch) origin [email protected]:rust-lang/rust (push) $ git rev-parse HEAD 3b0d4813ab461ec81eab8980bb884691c97c5a35 $ time grep -ri burntsushi ./ ./src/tools/cargotest/main.rs: repo: "https://github.com/BurntSushi/ripgrep", ./src/tools/cargotest/main.rs: repo: "https://github.com/BurntSushi/xsv", grep: ./target/debug/incremental/cargotest-2dvu4f2km9e91/s-gactj3ma2j-1b10l4z-2l60ur55ixe6n/query-cache.bin: binary file matches grep: ./target/debug/incremental/cargotest-38cpmhhbdgdyq/s-gactj3luwq-1o12vgp-t61hd8qdyp7t/query-cache.bin: binary file matches grep: ./target/debug/incremental/cargotest-17632op6djxne/s-gawuq5468i-1h69nfw-4gm0s8yhhiun/query-cache.bin: binary file matches grep: ./target/debug/incremental/cargotest-2trm4kt5yom3r/s-gawuq53qqg-bjiezj-lo0gha8ign8w/query-cache.bin: binary file matches grep: ./target/debug/deps/libregex_automata-c74a6d9fd0abd77b.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./target/debug/deps/libsame_file-a0e0363a2985455d.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./target/debug/deps/libsame_file-a0e0363a2985455d.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./target/debug/deps/libsame_file-7251d8d3586a319b.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-sysroot/lib/rustlib/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/lib/libaho_corasick-999a08e2b700420d.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-sysroot/lib/rustlib/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/lib/libregex_automata-0d168be5d25b3ac5.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-tools/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/deps/libregex_automata-7d6bec0156f15da1.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-tools/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/deps/libregex_automata-7d6bec0156f15da1.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-tools/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/deps/libaho_corasick-07dee4514b87d99b.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-tools/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/deps/libaho_corasick-07dee4514b87d99b.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-rustc/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/deps/libaho_corasick-999a08e2b700420d.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-rustc/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/deps/libaho_corasick-999a08e2b700420d.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-rustc/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/deps/libregex_automata-0d168be5d25b3ac5.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-rustc/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/deps/libregex_automata-0d168be5d25b3ac5.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./build/bootstrap/debug/deps/libaho_corasick-992e1ba08ef83436.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./build/bootstrap/debug/deps/libignore-54d41239d2761852.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./build/bootstrap/debug/deps/libsame_file-9a5e3ddd89cfe599.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/bootstrap/debug/deps/libregex_automata-8e700951c9869a66.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/bootstrap/debug/deps/libignore-54d41239d2761852.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/bootstrap/debug/deps/libaho_corasick-992e1ba08ef83436.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/bootstrap/debug/deps/libregex_automata-8e700951c9869a66.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./build/bootstrap/debug/deps/libsame_file-9a5e3ddd89cfe599.rmeta: binary file matches real 16.683 user 15.793 sys 0.878 maxmem 8 MB faults 0

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • xsv

    A fast CSV command line toolkit written in Rust.

  • $ git remote -v origin [email protected]:rust-lang/rust (fetch) origin [email protected]:rust-lang/rust (push) $ git rev-parse HEAD 3b0d4813ab461ec81eab8980bb884691c97c5a35 $ time grep -ri burntsushi ./ ./src/tools/cargotest/main.rs: repo: "https://github.com/BurntSushi/ripgrep", ./src/tools/cargotest/main.rs: repo: "https://github.com/BurntSushi/xsv", grep: ./target/debug/incremental/cargotest-2dvu4f2km9e91/s-gactj3ma2j-1b10l4z-2l60ur55ixe6n/query-cache.bin: binary file matches grep: ./target/debug/incremental/cargotest-38cpmhhbdgdyq/s-gactj3luwq-1o12vgp-t61hd8qdyp7t/query-cache.bin: binary file matches grep: ./target/debug/incremental/cargotest-17632op6djxne/s-gawuq5468i-1h69nfw-4gm0s8yhhiun/query-cache.bin: binary file matches grep: ./target/debug/incremental/cargotest-2trm4kt5yom3r/s-gawuq53qqg-bjiezj-lo0gha8ign8w/query-cache.bin: binary file matches grep: ./target/debug/deps/libregex_automata-c74a6d9fd0abd77b.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./target/debug/deps/libsame_file-a0e0363a2985455d.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./target/debug/deps/libsame_file-a0e0363a2985455d.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./target/debug/deps/libsame_file-7251d8d3586a319b.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-sysroot/lib/rustlib/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/lib/libaho_corasick-999a08e2b700420d.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-sysroot/lib/rustlib/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/lib/libregex_automata-0d168be5d25b3ac5.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-tools/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/deps/libregex_automata-7d6bec0156f15da1.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-tools/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/deps/libregex_automata-7d6bec0156f15da1.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-tools/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/deps/libaho_corasick-07dee4514b87d99b.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-tools/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/deps/libaho_corasick-07dee4514b87d99b.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-rustc/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/deps/libaho_corasick-999a08e2b700420d.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-rustc/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/deps/libaho_corasick-999a08e2b700420d.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-rustc/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/deps/libregex_automata-0d168be5d25b3ac5.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/stage0-rustc/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/deps/libregex_automata-0d168be5d25b3ac5.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./build/bootstrap/debug/deps/libaho_corasick-992e1ba08ef83436.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./build/bootstrap/debug/deps/libignore-54d41239d2761852.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./build/bootstrap/debug/deps/libsame_file-9a5e3ddd89cfe599.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/bootstrap/debug/deps/libregex_automata-8e700951c9869a66.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/bootstrap/debug/deps/libignore-54d41239d2761852.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/bootstrap/debug/deps/libaho_corasick-992e1ba08ef83436.rlib: binary file matches grep: ./build/bootstrap/debug/deps/libregex_automata-8e700951c9869a66.rmeta: binary file matches grep: ./build/bootstrap/debug/deps/libsame_file-9a5e3ddd89cfe599.rmeta: binary file matches real 16.683 user 15.793 sys 0.878 maxmem 8 MB faults 0

  • ugrep

    NEW ugrep 6.1: a more powerful, ultra fast, user-friendly, compatible grep. Includes a TUI, Google-like Boolean search with AND/OR/NOT, fuzzy search, hexdumps, searches (nested) archives (zip, 7z, tar, pax, cpio), compressed files (gz, Z, bz2, lzma, xz, lz4, zstd, brotli), pdfs, docs, and more

  • These ripgrep announcements are getting a bit old, don't you think? Ripgrep hasn't improved or added new features since 2016. There are other fast alternatives with a lot more features, like ugrep and qgrep for example. Ugrep has fuzzy regex pattern search, archive search (even nested archives!), Boolean search queries like Google, interactive query TUI, hexdumps, and is compatible with GNU grep (ripgrep is not).

  • qgrep

    Fast regular expression grep for source code with incremental index updates

  • These ripgrep announcements are getting a bit old, don't you think? Ripgrep hasn't improved or added new features since 2016. There are other fast alternatives with a lot more features, like ugrep and qgrep for example. Ugrep has fuzzy regex pattern search, archive search (even nested archives!), Boolean search queries like Google, interactive query TUI, hexdumps, and is compatible with GNU grep (ripgrep is not).

  • aho-corasick

    A fast implementation of Aho-Corasick in Rust.

  • Even putting aside all of that, it might be really hard to add some of the improvements ripgrep has to their engine. The single substring search is probably the lowest hanging fruit, because you can probably isolate that code path pretty well. The multi-substring search is next, but the algorithm is very complicated and not formally described anywhere. The best description of it, Teddy, is probably my own. (I did not invent it.)

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