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RE: Recursive Filtering

From: <Rainer.Scherg(at)>
Date: Mon Jun 26 2000 - 14:58:38 GMT

You have to install a filter-script for - .Z -files (your example)
Because the filterscripts can be simple shell or perl scripts,
scripts can be nested. So you can check for file extensions in your
script and call other scripts to do the filtering job.

Swish is executing a filter only once per file (e.g. for xx.tar.Z).

A common filter for .doc files (winword) is "catdoc" (sorry no URL
at hand)...

cu - rainer

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Linn []
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2000 1:44 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: [SWISH-E] Recursive Filtering

I am looking at using the filtering options for processing .ps
and .pdf files etc. (rather than doing it in a script as I do now).

Are the filters recursive such that I can build filters to process:
and index the words in the .ps file.

i.e. could I have three filters: one for .Z, one for .tar and one
for .ps and these would be applied to the output of each section
or would I need to create a filter for .ps.tar.Z which did all the

Also does anyone know of a good converter for .doc files to run on
RedHat Linux?


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