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Re: returning everything

From: Peter Karman <karman(at)not-real.cray.com>
Date: Tue Jul 06 2004 - 19:17:49 GMT
Bill Moseley wrote on 07/06/2004 12:41 PM:
> On Tue, Jul 06, 2004 at 09:57:42AM -0700, Peter Karman wrote:
> 
>>There's probably a better way, but I just do a search I know will return 
>>everything:
>>
>>foo=(not ?)
>>
>>where foo is a metaname in my index where I know the ? character is not 
>>present.
> 
> 
> Can that work?  If "?" isn't in WordCharacters it would be removed
> from the query and then you wouldn't have any query words and swish
> should complain.
> 

true. my WordCharacters list is fairly long, including most punctuation 
(since I need to index code examples, etc.).

> My favorite is:
> 
>     not asdlalkdiwis93js
> 

ah, but let us not forget the sublime:

	not qwertyasdfgh

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Peter Karman - Software Publications Programmer - Cray Inc
phone: 651-605-9009 - mailto:karman@cray.com
Received on Tue Jul 6 12:18:05 2004