Background search

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IgorT75
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Background search

Post by IgorT75 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:07 am

I need (and I'm not alone) in a background search in Far - it can take a lot of time to find one file using AltF7 on whole disk - and Far is unusable during this search.

Is there some plugin for it or some workaround?

HaRT
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Location: St. Petersburg, Russia

Post by HaRT » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:13 pm

IgorT75
The workaround is to open another Far window. The ConMan tool can be very useful to handle several console windows.

jonib
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Re: Background search

Post by jonib » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:41 pm

IgorT75 wrote:I need (and I'm not alone) in a background search in Far - it can take a lot of time to find one file using AltF7 on whole disk - and Far is unusable during this search.

Is there some plugin for it or some workaround?
Hi IgorT75.

Sometime ago I asked for a faster way to search in FAR and after that I found two programs that can be used with FAR that is faster then the built in search.
First a free one:NTFS Direct File Find
It's a command line utility that works on local NTFS partitions only, It can search one drive at a time.

To search my 5 harddisks with 1.5 terabytes takes 2-3 minutes.

And a pay($30) one with a trial: FindOnClick
It's a GUI program but has support for the command line and can search other filesystems then NTFS. it's $30 but comes with 7 other utilities.

To search my 5 harddisks with 1.5 terabytes takes 15-30 seconds. :shock:

With both programs I used 5 commands in parallel one per harddisk to search all harddisks at the same time, if run in serial it would take upto 5 times longer.

IgorT75
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Post by IgorT75 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:04 pm

jonib: thanks for links - it helps

jonib
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Post by jonib » Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:18 pm

IgorT75 wrote:jonib: thanks for links - it helps
If you want to search multiple HDDs at the same time? I could post the batch file I use.

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