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From: Mark Tynan <mark.tynan(at)not-real.alphatech-designs.com>
Date: Fri Jan 02 2004 - 11:38:40 GMT
Is it possible to make swish find a star *, or a string of stars =
******** ?

below are some of my attempts and error messages

$ swish-e -V

SWISH-E 2.4.0

$ uname -a

SunOS as1 5.8 Generic_108528-18 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-4

$ swish-e -w "*" -H 9

# SWISH format: 2.4.0

# Search words: *

#

# Index File: index.swish-e

# Name:=20

# Saved as: index.swish-e

# Total Words: 3547

# Total Files: 32

# Indexed on: 2003-12-31 19:25:54 GMT

# Description: core_routers data directory but not SCCS sub directory

# Pointer:=20

# Maintained by:=20

# MinWordLimit: 1

# MaxWordLimit: 100

# WordCharacters: *.0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

# BeginCharacters: *0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

# EndCharacters: *0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

# IgnoreFirstChar: .

# IgnoreLastChar: .

# StopWords:

# BuzzWords:

# Stemming Applied: 0

# Soundex Applied: 0

# Fuzzy Mode: None

# IgnoreTotalWordCountWhenRanking: 1

# Search words: *

# Parsed Words: *=20

# Removed stopwords:=20

#

err: Single wildcard not allowed as word

.

$=20

$ swish-e -w '"*"' -H 9

# SWISH format: 2.4.0

# Search words: "*"

#

# Index File: index.swish-e

# Name:=20

# Saved as: index.swish-e

# Total Words: 3547

# Total Files: 32

# Indexed on: 2003-12-31 19:25:54 GMT

# Description: core_routers data directory but not SCCS sub directory

# Pointer:=20

# Maintained by:=20

# MinWordLimit: 1

# MaxWordLimit: 100

# WordCharacters: *.0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

# BeginCharacters: *0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

# EndCharacters: *0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

# IgnoreFirstChar: .

# IgnoreLastChar: .

# StopWords:

# BuzzWords:

# Stemming Applied: 0

# Soundex Applied: 0

# Fuzzy Mode: None

# IgnoreTotalWordCountWhenRanking: 1

# Search words: "*"

# Parsed Words:=20

# Removed stopwords:=20

#

err: No search words specified

.

$ cat swish.conf

IndexDescription "core_routers data directory but not SCCS sub =
directory"

IndexDir /usr/local/tools/autosave/data/core_routers

DefaultContents TXT

StoreDescription TXT 200

FileRules directory contains ^s\.

WordCharacters .abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789*

BeginCharacters abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789*

EndCharacters abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789*

IgnoreFirstChar .

IgnoreLastChar .

MaxWordLimit 100

$=20

$ swish-e -T INDEX_WORDS_ONLY | more

*

*********************************************

***********************************************************************

0

0.0.0.0

0.0.0.1



a small piece of one of the files causing trouble



banner exec "

***********************************************************************

* *

* PLEASE NOTE THAT ACL 131 HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS ROUTER TO *

* PROTECT AGAINST THE CISCO PSIRT VULNERABILITY. *

* PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE. ANY ISSUES PLEASE CONTACT JOHN SYMS - *

* IP NETWORK & SERVICE IMPROVEMENT 020 7492 6016 *

* *

***********************************************************************

"





Kind Regards

Mark Tynan
Alphatech Designs

email: mark.tynan@alphatech-designs.com
tel: 01473 233380



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