speeding up KFind

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Sun May 25 22:39:59 BST 2003

On Sunday 25 May 2003 22:24, Matthias Welwarsky wrote:
> Every file is important. Even binary files, executables, contain readable
> strings, hence strings(1).
> A generic tool like KFind cannot make valid assumptions on what the user
> wants. If it's slow, so be it. False negatives is a bad thing in this case.
> I suggest you add another checkbox for "skip files that are unlikely to
> contain plain text", and place it right next to the "contains text" field.
> regards,
> 	matze
> > Regards
> >  Daniel

Yes, sometimes I also want to have binary files searched.

Alex, kindof kfind maintainer from time to time
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