> If I were to use swish-e on the 2 UNIX web servers and one on a windows 98
> machine to produce 3 index.swish files, could I then rename them and move
> them to the main web site and use something like this in the search:
You'll probably have to transfer the index file between systems in ASCII mode. Or, translate
the CRLFs to LFs in the Windows generated index and vice-versa. It may or may not work
otherwise. I've not tried to open a raw Windows index using Unix swish-e. I do know that the
index file is usable across systems without trouble.
> -f index1.swish, index2.swish, index3.swish
You could use this:
-f index1.swish index2.swish index3.swish
It doesn't produce a merged set of results, though. This will search each index sequentially.
You would get results for index1, then index2, then index3. This could be more useful than a
merged index in some cases.
> I know that index files can be merged. That's no problem. But, can you
> merge index files made on 3 distinct web servers into 1 index file
> maintaining the links to the correct files.
Well, my best suggestion is to try it and let us know ;) If you use the replace rules while
indexing, in theory, it should keep the URIs intact when merged. Internally, swish-e doesn't
know the difference between a URI and a file name. I'm relatively sure that it stores the file
name as is.
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Received on Thu Aug 19 10:58:03 1999