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Re: dpkg -S very slow?

Jules Bean wrote:
> Is there any reason that dpkg -S is an order of magnitude slower than an
> equivalent grep?

Well, consider things like this:

joey@kite:~/> dpkg -S /usr/X11R6/bin/xconsole
diversion by xaw-wrappers from: /usr/X11R6/bin/xconsole
diversion by xaw-wrappers to: /usr/X11R6/bin/xconsole.real
xbase: /usr/X11R6/bin/xconsole

dpkg -s is doing a more complicated job than a simple grep. It is still too
slow, though. :-)

see shy jo

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