[pmwiki-users] Faster searches and categories

Martin Fick fick at fgm.com
Mon Sep 12 11:07:50 CDT 2005

I have added a recipe for faster searches and categories:

This recipe uses find and grep and so may not be very 
portable (to windows).

I know that pm and a few others are working on an indexed
mechanism to speed up backlinks (categories), but my 
solution is so simple and fast, that I thought I had to
share it.  Without it categories and searching is unusable
on my site.  I have an old Pentium 200 and over 1000 files.
A typical search will go from around 30 seconds to about 3 
seconds now.

In the past I have offered similar solutions to the list to
speed up categories, but this one is even simpler and also
speeds up searches.

Feedback welcome,


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