Glimpse 4.18.5 review

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Glimpse is the powerful indexing and query system inside of Webglimpse

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 393K
Developer: Internet WorkShop
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Glimpse is the powerful indexing and query system inside of Webglimpse. Glimpse project can also be used as a stand-alone program in a Unix environment.

Glimpse and glimpseindex are written in C for speed, while most of the management and interface parts of Webglimpse are written in Perl.

Here are some key features of "Glimpse":
Fast Searching: Glimpse builds a keyword index in advance for very fast searching (though it can also access individual files for complex boolean queries).
Uncommon words will be found rapidly even in a very large fileset, up to several Gigabytes.
Common words (with 100's or 1000's of matches) will take longer, but if the number of hits returned can be limited, even those will be very fast.
The core index and search programs are written in C.
Glimpse uses a small index - typically less than 5% of the total data size - so it can usually be entirely loaded into memory.

What's New in This Release:
Several compile-time fixes were made for modern compilers.
A make check target was added.
Binaries are now available for 19 different Unix flavors including Darwin, FreeBSD, IRIX, NetBSD, OSF1, OpenBSD, SunOS, and several Linux versions.

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