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How long is this supposed to take? On my box it has taken almost 12 calendar days and just about as much CPU time.

me@mybox:~/sandbox $ date ; ps -ef | grep zod Tue Jul 19 12:36:08 EDT 2011 me 9267 1 0 Jul07 ? 00:00:00 time ./zod.pl me 9268 9267 99 Jul07 ? 11-19:49:32 /usr/bin/perl ./zod +.pl me 12255 12193 0 12:36 pts/5 00:00:00 grep zod me@mybox:~/sandbox $ ps -o etime -p 9268 ELAPSED 11-21:45:38

My box is not wimpy from what I can tell about Intel hardware these days.

me@mybox:~/sandbox $ head -n 14 /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 15 model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7320 @ 2.13GHz stepping : 8 cpu MHz : 2133.050 cache size : 2048 KB fpu : yes fpu_exception : yes cpuid level : 10 wp : yes flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge + mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss syscall lm +pni cx16 lahf_lm bogomips : 4374.81