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Re: Mandatory -f switch on Windows for searching?

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Tue Sep 26 2006 - 15:46:10 GMT
I believe the issue is that the config file is ignored when searching. 
That's true for all directives. The config file is only used when indexing.

Philippe A. wrote:
> I would like to know if anyone has encountered the following problem on
> Windows.
> In my cfg, I have defined the path to my index file:
> IndexFile c:\phil\work\index.swish-e
> Indexing with the following command line works fine:
> swish-e -c c:\path\to\cfg
> Searching with the following does not work:
> swish-e -c c:\path\to\cfg -w word
> Swish reports:
> Could not open the index file 'index.swish-e': No such file or directory
> I tried replacing the backslashes for forward slashes in the cfg, that
> didn't help. I have to explicitely specify the path to the index on the
> command line.
> swish-e -c c:\path\to\cfg -f c:\path\to\index -w word
> I seem to remember I didn't need the -f switch when I tested on Linux over
> the weekend. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks!
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Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
Received on Tue Sep 26 08:46:22 2006