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Re: Indexed search with grep-like output

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Indexed search with grep-like output
Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2011 00:03:46 +0100

On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 10:15 PM, Lennart Borgman
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 9:51 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
>>> Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 20:24:53 +0100
>>> This kind of search is quite nice for quickly looking up things in for
>>> example Emacs code
>> The GNU Id-utils package already does that for searching identifiers
>> in program source code.  The package comes with id-utils.el, which
>> implements the Emacs front-end for it, and produces grep-like output.
> Nice. I have never seen it.
> However that does not use a modern indexed database that is
> automatically incrementally updated. (I would propose extracting the
> scanner part from it and using that for other databases, but that is
> another project, nothing for Emacs.)
> And it does not handle text queries like those you are interested in
> when you are using Org mode.

Does id-util.el allow you to restrict your query to a directory tree?

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