This project offers an efficient way (in both time and space) to filter duplicate entries (lines) from texual input. This project was born from neek, but optimized for both speed and memory. Several filtering options are supported depending on your data and tradeoffs you wish to make between speed and memory usage. For a more detailed explanation, see the relevant blog post.
This tool will be available via Crates.io, so you can install it directly with
$ cargo install runiq
If you'd rather just grab a pre-built binary, you might be able to download the correct binary for your architecture directly from the latest release on GitHub here. The list of binaries may not be complete, so please file an issue if your setup is missing (bonus points if you attach the appropriate binary).
$ cat << EOF >> input.txt > this is a unique line > this is a duplicate line > this is another unique line > this is a duplicate line > this is a duplicate line > EOF $ cat input.txt this is a unique line this is a duplicate line this is another unique line this is a duplicate line this is a duplicate line $ runiq input.txt this is a unique line this is a duplicate line this is another unique line
Here are some comparisons of
runiq against other methods of filtering uniques:
|Tool||Flags||Time Taken||Peak Memory|
The numbers above are based on filtering unique values out of the following file:
File size: 3,290,971,321 (~3.29GB) Line count: 5,784,383 Unique count: 2,715,727 Duplicates: 3,068,656