Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Possible Duplicate:
What's a good alternative to Windows' “Search for Files and Folders”?

I was thinking about Google Desktop or something similar. Why does this take ages (!) -> 10 minutes while on the internet when having it indexed once it is found in seconds? Isn't there the possibility to index the project once and have it searched fast (!)?

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Mehper C. Palavuzlar, random Nov 12 '10 at 17:24

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

You could try Agent Ransack. Google Desktop would work too. Or, as an alternative, you could install Cygwin and use grep.

share|improve this answer
Not going to downvote but this answer (grep) doesn't work for large projects. By large I mean tens of thousands of files with millions of lines of code. For that size project you have to index the source and indexing takes time. Once indexed, search results are fast. Of course you have to save the index - and update the index as files are added/deleted/changed. It's a non-trivial problem for large code systems. – hotei Nov 12 '10 at 15:09

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .