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RE: some questions of swishspider

From: Chris Humphries <ChrisJMH(at)>
Date: Mon Feb 21 2000 - 15:32:48 GMT
Dear Kei,

The best person to ask about the Swish Spider is Ron Samuel Klatchko.
Address your messages to the discussion group at

(I can see that you have cc'ed a copy of your email to this address, so 
that should be fine)

As far as I know, the Swish Spider is a Perl program which enables Swish-E 
to Spider sites on the Web. It reads through links on Web documents (such 
as the <a href="website"></a> links) enabling Swish-E to index those 

To use the Spider, use the "-S http" option on the Swish-E command line. In 
the .config file,  set the spider's maximum depth using "MaxDepth" and the 
starting document using "IndexDir".

You are recommended to use the HTTP file access method, i.e. the spidering 
method, only when you cannot use the FILESYSTEM method. This is because the 
HTTP method is slower.

Although the documentation says that you cannot use "NoContents" when using 
the HTTP method, this does appear to work, and is a useful way of getting 
Swish-E to ignore certain files you do not wish to index.

Chris Humphries

-----Original Message-----
From:	97909585d []
Sent:	Monday, February 21, 2000 2:39 PM
Subject:	some questions of swishspider

Hi Chris

I have some questions about swish-e. What is the function of swishspider? 
what is the role of the swishspider in SWISH-E? Where is calling this
in C.  I don't know which one I should turn these questions
to.  So if the method for asking these questions is wrong,
Could you forward this message to suitable person that answer these 
 If right, please reply me as soon as possible.  Thanks.

Received on Mon Feb 21 10:36:27 2000