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Re: Two questions about SWISH-E features

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Sat Dec 13 2003 - 00:09:07 GMT
On Fri, Dec 12, 2003 at 01:15:43PM -0800, Francis Hwang wrote:
> Hi, I'm trying to evaluate SWISH-E as a possible search engine to use 
> in crawling my site. I had a few questions where I couldn't find the 
> answers in the archives:
> 1. Can SWISH-E do any searching by URL? For example, if I wanted to 
> search for all pages containing the word "butter" and whose URLs 
> contained the substring "recipe.html" would SWISH-E support that?

Yes.  Check out this in the FAQ:

  How do I limit searches to just parts of the index?

> 2. Is there any way to change the behavior of the spider based on what 
> pages change more quickly? Let's say I wanted to spider my site once an 
> hour but only index a few pages that change all the time, and then do a 
> weekly spider of the entire site, would htdig let me do that?

htdig might, I'm not sure.

Swish-e doesn't have "incremental" indexing that will remove old data.
But indexing is quite fast.

Bill Moseley
Received on Sat Dec 13 00:09:15 2003