Grepping though a disk
wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Mar 4 13:41:35 UTC 2013
On Mon, 4 Mar 2013, Polytropon wrote:
> The file size of the file I'm searching for is less than 10 kB.
> It's a relatively small text file which got some subsequent
> additions in the last days, but hasn't been part of the backup
> job yet.
There have been some good suggestions. I would use a large buffer with
dd, say 1M or more, both for speed and to reduce the chance of hitting
only part of the search string.
For the future, look at sysutils/rsnapshot. Easy to set up,
space-efficient, and provides an easily-accessed file history.
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