Guilia, Roy, et al.
Great work on swish-e! I finally got around to downloading it and playing
around with it a bit. This is very cool. It seems to index considerably
faster than swish, and it is a heck of a lot easier to install. Bravo!
A few (hopefully) quick questions:
1) I note that in the output of the swish-e stuff, the relevance
scoring seems to have been dropped form the output. E.g.
Score: 1000, Size: 1 kbytes, Type: HTML file
Was this a function of the WWWAIS gateway, or part of the
original swish which you all have decided to drop? I don't
know that I really care -- in most cases the ranking was totally
useless anyway. The filesize indicator was kinda nice though.
2) Does swish-e support the "FileRules" directive in the configuration
files in the same manner that swish did? Specifically, I am
interested in using it to avoid certain pathnames and directory
contents. (I used this with swish to help me index smaller portions
of our overall site. This allows me to re-index parts of the site
which change frequently daily while more static parts of the site
are indexed monthly. I use cronjobs to merge the index parts into
a master index. This turned out to be faster with swish than
reindexing six or seven years worth of mailing list archives with
3) Is there a URL you can give me which points me to any on-line
documentation for swish-e? swish shipped with a set of HTML
files which gave instructions on fine-tuning configuration
files, etc. I fail to see anything like this with the swish-e
distribution. (That way, I can avoid future occurances of
questions like #2 above.) AutoSwish is a nice start, especially
at Perl scripting... but I need to customize the configuration
files more and would like to better understand the full range of
directives supported there.
Craig A. Summerhill, Systems Coordinator and Program Officer
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Received on Wed Nov 12 17:03:59 1997