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Re: Is it possible to run rgrep in emacs on Win32?


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Is it possible to run rgrep in emacs on Win32?
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 20:42:34 +0300

> Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 17:02:32 +0400
> From: Evgeniy Dolzhenko <address@hidden>
> 
> Since my comment about this setup being dog slow went unnoticed I'd like 
> to reiterate find+xargs+grep are really slow on Windows on just 
> moderately large projects

It is only slow if you use the GnuWin32 port of GNU Find.  (They used
a version of `readdir' which traded a marginal feature for abysmally
slow performance.)  That was the original reason why I made my own
port, which is between 4 and 10 times faster.  Give it a try.



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