String search in directory is slow

  • I just used notepad++ string search for the first time after using notepad++ for years. I have another program called inforapid search & replace. Notepad++ seemed slow so I compared the two by running the same query. Notepad++ was 4-5 time slower than my other program that I have relied on for 15+ years. FYI

  • Searching a sub directory for a string is provided by N++ more out of convenience and will never be as fast as tools specifically made to search files. There is much more overhead regarding file loading/searching.

    So my suggestion is if you need something fast or flexible, N++ is not the tool for the job.

  • Yeh I came to the same conclusion

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