[Ti] Journeling.

b syrflip at verizon.net
Fri Aug 6 15:41:11 PDT 2004

Sambouka paused, thought it over, and spoke thusly:

>can someone explain to me what "indexing" does? does it help locate 
>documents faster?

Sure. It speeds up the process of finding text within files. So you 
can search for strings of text without having to know which 
file/folder/partition it is located in.

It works like this: Each file is scanned for the the first 2,000 
unique words. Records their association with each file. It's a 
situation where, if one has a limited vocabulary, the odds of finding 
a forgotten file, based on a 'snippet' of text, increase in one's 
favor, dramatically.

As for finding files themselves, the Finder's Command-F works really 
fast, and even faster when one's Directory is kept accurate, and 
optimized. DiskWarrior specializes in exactly that.

But indexing is worth the time.


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