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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • It does a depth first search writing maches to "strings.txt" and when it gets back to "." it finds more matches in "strings.txt" and carries on matching until the disk fills up.

    Even if it isn't a depth first search it will probably get into an infinite loop unless there aren't any matches in the search root directory.

    Something like that? :-)

    • Yup. Except on Linux it doesn't lock up X (or anything). On OS X it locks up the window manager, hard.
      • For as much as I love OSX and think that it's stable, it really doesn't do well with the seriously freaky stuff. I've locked the display twice now by accidentally pointing the Wallpaper configurator in System Preferences at a directory containing a 500meg .tif, wherupon it proceeds to try to create a thumbnail of it for me, you know, to be helpful.