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Re: wildcard bug in 2.4.2?

From: Keith Ivey <keith(at)>
Date: Thu Jul 22 2004 - 21:39:44 GMT
Kees Cook wrote:

>Is there anything I can do to the search parser code, to make this happen,
>no matter how brute-force?  I can't afford to regenerate indexes with
>reversed strings right now.  It took 6 days to generate the indexes: 64
>indexes for about 140G worth of text.  :)
I don't think you're going to be able to escape reindexing. You might 
consider making @
not be a word character so that you could simply search for 
"" if all you're
really concerned about is searching by hostname.

>And, additionally, is there a way to test for the _existence_ of a meta 
>field, no matter what the contents?  For example, "from=*" would only hit 
>when a "from" meta was there?  (This will let me distinguish between email 
>and non-email in my indexes.)
Maybe preprocess your files before indexing to add a special word to all 
the mail
and only the mail?  You could then search for that word.  Or add a new 
metaname that contains the type of file.

Keith Ivey <>
Washington, DC
Received on Thu Jul 22 14:39:55 2004