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Re: Creating a config file

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Tue Sep 10 2002 - 17:13:32 GMT
At 09:55 AM 09/10/02 -0700, Cori Diller wrote:
>(BTW I'm doing this in OS X)

Me too ;)

>I first created the config file with the absolute basic specs suggested in
>the manual (Dir, Only, Report) and it worked. Then I added the IndexFile
>IndexFile ./search.index
>IndexDir .
>IndexOnly .html
>IndexReport 1
>FYI, even without specifying the IndexFile I get all kinds of warnings. Is
>that supposed to happen?

Are you passing the name of the config file with the -c option?

>Warning: Substituted possible embedded null character(s) in file

Yep, that's a binary file.

>Indexing "IndexOnly"
>Warning: Invalid path 'IndexOnly': No such file or directory
>Indexing ".html"

Ah, interesting.  On OS X I've only used nano to edit files.  Perhaps the
editor you are using is using <cr> as a line terminator.  The config file
is not read in binary so I'd expect that to be handled correctly.  Maybe
not.  Can you save your file in "unix" mode?

Can you post the output from this (replace "config" with the name of your
config file).

  $ od -c config

here's a test showing an indexing run:

bash-2.05a$ pwd

bash-2.05a$ cat myconf
IndexFile ./search.index
IndexDir .
Indexonly .html

bash-2.05a$ ~/swish-e/src/swish-e -c myconf
Indexing Data Source: "File-System"
Indexing "."
Removing very common words...
no words removed.
Writing main index...
Sorting words ...
Sorting 2696 words alphabetically
Writing header ...
Writing index entries ...
  Writing word text: Complete
  Writing word hash: Complete
  Writing word data: Complete
2696 unique words indexed.
4 properties sorted.                                              
13 files indexed.  436495 total bytes.  42608 total words.
Elapsed time: 00:00:02 CPU time: 00:00:00
Indexing done!

bash-2.05a$ uname -a
Darwin usf-cf-ppc-macosx-1 5.5 Darwin Kernel Version 5.5: Thu May 30
14:51:26 PDT 2002; root:xnu/xnu-201.42.3.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC  Power Macintosh

Bill Moseley
Received on Tue Sep 10 17:17:04 2002