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Re: [swish-e] Installing the python module

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Fri Mar 05 2010 - 14:31:23 GMT
Michael Grech wrote on 03/05/2010 03:47 AM:

> I am doing it for learning purposes so don't worry about security it 
> isn't really an issue.  My aim is to retrieve all the URL in the 
> browser's history that are not Google queries (via Mozilla Places) and 
> index them. I Would like to automate this process, that is why i would 
> like to be able to use Swish-e from python.  At the moment i have 
> retrieved the URLs i need now it is just a matter of indexing them (you 
> could say i need a crawler along with my indexer but i don't need any 
> spidering i just need to index that html page)

If what you are trying to do is *index* things, then the python library
-- or any libswish-e related library binding -- is not going to help
you. The Swish-e 2.x library is for search only.

You can write an indexer in any language and pass it to the swish-e -S
prog feature.

If you want to write a search application to retrieve results from the
index, that's when you'd need bindings to the C library using python or
perl or php or whatever.

Just wanted to be clear in case there was some confusion as to what the
library actually gives you.

Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
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Received on Fri Mar 5 09:31:27 2010