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Re: RE: Combining index files

From: Ron Klatchko <ron(at)>
Date: Thu Aug 19 1999 - 18:32:15 GMT
When you merge files, the identifier is copied exactly as it without any
modification.  Make sure when you generate the index files that you
properly prepend the server name (using ReplaceRules) to the identifier.
As long as you do this, then you'll have no problem when you merge the files.


At 07:40 AM 8/19/99 -0700, Bob Lally wrote:
>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.
>For instance, on 3 servers (and therefore in 3 index files) I have the word
>"automobile". I would like to be able to combine the index files from these
>3 servers (call it mainindexfile) and have the URL's to the files
>For example:  The results for a search using mainindexfile (3 combined)
>using keyword: "automobile"  would produce, say 27 pages.    The first 3
>URL's in this example point to pages on 3 servers:
>-----Original Message-----
>From: []
>Sent: Thursday, August 19, 1999 10:24 AM
>Subject: Re: [SWISH-E] Combining index files
>Bob Lally wrote:
>> Hi:
>> I am using the original swish search engine and just heard about swish-e.
>> My problem is this.  I have 3 web sites where I archive information.  I
>> a user to be able to use a single search engine and be able to find
>> information on any of the three sites.
>> 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:
>> -f index1.swish, index2.swish, index3.swish
>> Would I combine them into 1 index or must they remain 3 separate indexes.
>> Do you have another suggestion?
>> Thanks for your help.
>> Bob Lally
>I use swish-e too and I know that you can merge the 3 swish files into a
>swish file.
>check the documentation to find how to merge index files.
>Assaf Reich
          Ron Klatchko - Manager, Advanced Technology Group           
           UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management           
Received on Thu Aug 19 11:24:15 1999