[fpc-pascal] Re: Text scan in text files - (was: Full text scan - PDF files)

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Mon Nov 1 19:10:00 CET 2010

In our previous episode, Marcos Douglas said:
> <albertonarduzzi at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> Somebody can help me please?
> >> I need to search strings in Text files using just FPC.
> >
> > how about reading every line and then using Pos() to see if some string is
> > there?
> >
> I don't think this way is the fast way   :(
> I have many PDF files with several pages each.

You'll be surprised. I've done multi million line logfiles that way. A
pdf2txt is infinitely slow compared with such processing.

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