[FEEDBACK] Is this script efficient...is there a better way?

Steve Holden sholden at holdenweb.com
Tue Sep 17 14:51:44 EDT 2002

"Bob X" <bobx at linuxmail.org> wrote in message
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> Steve Holden wrote:
> <snip>
> I did a test on the 30MB sized logs and the RE did indeed come out the
> faster, thought not by much. The interesting thing is it caught more as
> well since my script looked for exact matches and the RE based one
> ignored case (as far as my feeble brain understands such things).
> I remember why I had the "result" statement. It was because I needed to
> write the keyword found and then the line it was found on to the hits
> Can't seem to make that work with the RE based one. Then again...I know
> RE as far as the east is from the west.
If the match succeeds it returns a match object. The match object has
methods that will retrieve the matched substring.

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