fd, the find alternative


Today I learned about fd, an alternative to find written in Rust. Its easy syntax is reason enough to use it, but check out the speed with which it found posts in this site’s git repository:

$ time find . -name *bsd*
==> real 0m0.595s
==> user 0m0.054s
==> sys  0m0.285s
$ time fd bsd
==> real 0m0.030s
==> user 0m0.028s
==> sys  0m0.026s

This is now in my toolchain, so I can invoke Friar Duck for all searches. To trip to trip it trip trip tripo tripa argh a trip a trippit trippit oh argh trippit oh trip it… tripping up and down! ♫

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