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Re^2: File search using Grep
in thread File search using Grep
IMO, if the comparison is not involving too many complexities, better use grep
But it seems that you are ready to load such a big file into hashes, you can use DBM::Deep But since the data is stored in a file, it will not be as quick as normal hash.
If you give more information about what/why you are trying to load and what/why you are trying to compare, you will get best possible solutions
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