On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 3:01 AM, Phil Turmel <pturmel-webdev at turmel.org> wrote: ... > May I suggest grep? I wanted to follow up (yes, a month later) and say that this solution worked for me. Using MySQL I ran into problems even just to massage the data a bit before running my searches. The table was so big that I couldn't even delete or update rows. So I processed the original input file using PHP and generated a new text file with "massaged" data and then made a little php script using shell_exec to run grep and it works beautifully. Thank you!