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Terminal - Commands tagged LANG - 1 results
export LANG=C; grep string longBigFile.log
2009-07-14 12:48:02
User: ioggstream
Functions: export grep
Tags: grep LANG
0

greps using only ascii, skipping the overhead of matching UTF chars.

Some stats:

$ export LANG=C; time grep -c Quit /var/log/mysqld.log

7432

real 0m0.191s

user 0m0.112s

sys 0m0.079s

$ export LANG=en_US.UTF-8; time grep -c Quit /var/log/mysqld.log

7432

real 0m13.462s

user 0m9.485s

sys 0m3.977s

Try strace-ing grep with and without LANG=C