troubleshooting Question

what programing language is best for lots of read/writes of small files? do it count?

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Ciprian NiculescuFlag for Germany asked on
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i need to process lots of small text files (1k to ~1M in size) millions per day.
they are syslogs files. the processing logic can be summarized in: filter out unwanted lines.
i did some tests with: cat File | grep -v bla | grep -v foo | grep -v bar > File.2
and i get huge space and clearness benefits. But the piping have some limits, after 20 not good any more :)
i'm not a day to day programmer, but kept playing around over the years.
i know/remember C,C++,Perl, some basic bash, started to learn Python some years back. i see that the fancy thing now is Go :)
do any of the language would offer a performance plus or minus, in this scenario? or the limiting factor for all will be the disk access?
Thank you for your thoughts

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