Logs, logs, logs… they are everywhere! While scanning another endless log file, I wondered if there is any difference in the speed and performance of popular text editors when working with large log files. It turns out there is! Let’s compare Notepad, Notepad++, TextPad, and Atom in the speed of text search in log files.
Let’s focus on the following:
- Startup time
- Memory consumption at startup
- Time to open an editor and a file (100 MB and 1 GB)
- The amount of RAM used
- Searchin for a line of text
- Regular expression search