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Rust implementation of Tim Bray's topfew tool

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topfew-rs: Rust implementation of Tim Bray's topfew tool

Tim Bray blogged about topfew, his Go implementation of a tool to replace the awk '{print $1}' access_log | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head -12 pipeline. This is a reimplementation of that tool in idiomatic stable Rust.

The initial Rust version was 2.9x faster than Tim's Go implementation; current main appears to be around 6.7x faster thanks to some additional optimizations. The Rust version currently has slightly fewer non-test SLOC than the Go version. Thanks to Thomas Andreas Jung for contributing substantial performance improvements.

topfew 0.1.0

    tf [OPTIONS] <file> --fields <fields>

    -h, --help       Prints help information
    -V, --version    Prints version information

    -f, --fields <fields>    Fields to use as part of the line's key
    -n, --num <num>          Top number of matches to show [default: 10]
    -e, --regex <regex>      Regular expression used to split lines into fields [default: [ \t]]

    <file>    File to search

If you have the Rust toolchain installed, you can install it with cargo install topfew.


Rust implementation of Tim Bray's topfew tool

License:GNU General Public License v3.0


Language:Rust 100.0%