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Re: swish- indexing deletion

From: John Paige <paige.john(at)>
Date: Thu May 12 2005 - 18:22:57 GMT
On 5/12/05, Bill Moseley <> wrote:
> On Thu, May 12, 2005 at 01:12:48PM -0400, John Paige wrote:
> > So, what people do if they need to delete a file from an index and
> > can't use incremental as it's in experimental stage.
> Next time you will be sure to only index the files you want indexed!  ;)
> Of course, you are asking how to use a feature in swish-e that
> basically doesn't exist -- if swish (without incremental) doesn't
> remove files, then, well, you can't remove files.
> Note also that even with incremental, swish-e doesn't really delete a
> file from the index -- it only flags it as deleted.  The space is not
> reclaimed.
So, if someone is deleting in the same frequency as adding files in
the index (for example user's mailbox), the best approach would be to,
use incremental -r option to delete, and periodically, reindex and
remove the old index file.
Received on Thu May 12 11:22:58 2005