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Re: global full-text search for NetBSD

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 08:30:06AM +0200, Jukka Ruohonen wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 03:40:44PM -0600, David Young wrote:
> > On the Mac, I use Spotlight to switch applications and to find
> > virtually everything (programmer's manuals, iChat conversations, System
> > Preferences control panels).  Using the Spotlight hotkey (I've mapped
> > it to Control-Space) and some other key commands that are in my muscle
> > memory, I estimate that most documents & windows are fewer than seven
> > keystrokes away.
> > 
> > On NetBSD, well, I cannot find anything.
> I am not sure whether this is something that the "core" operating system
> should do.

If you agree that the core system ought to be useful, coherent,
seamlessly expandable, and scalable, then in this day of 500-gigabyte
- 1-terabyte HDDs, global full-text search is an essential part of an
operating system core, much as a hierarchical filesystem was adequate
(and feasible) for organizing a 10-megabyte HDD back in 1985.


David Young    Urbana, IL    (217) 721-9981

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