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Re: wildcard bug in 2.4.2?

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Thu Jul 22 2004 - 21:50:18 GMT
On Thu, Jul 22, 2004 at 02:40:27PM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 22, 2004 at 02:24:17PM -0700, Bill Moseley wrote:
> > No.  The way the wild card index works is just like the index in the
> > back of your text books -- arranged alphabetically.  Imagine someone
> > asking you to look up in that index all words that end in "ing" --
> > the words are not organized that way.
> Well, by "brute force" I meant, I'd be happy to code up a hack just for 
> myself that would examine every word in the index and check their endings, 
> for example.  Roughly were in the code would I look for doing that kind of 
> thing?

I doubt it's a matter of a few lines of code.  Well, maybe.  You would
have to create a new index that also contains the actual words for the
index with the words in reverse order.

> Or, worst case, is there a way I can get swish-e to dump the list of all 
> words associated with a certain meta name?

You can get swish-e to dump all its words.  Play with the -T options
(on a small index first).

> Hm, I've worked around this by doing a*, b*, ... z* all OR'd together.  :)

I'll bet that's fast.

Bill Moseley

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Received on Thu Jul 22 14:50:32 2004