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Re: Displaying Word Documents(.doc) metanames using

From: Jono Tan <jonotan(at)>
Date: Mon May 23 2005 - 09:39:22 GMT
Thanks for the info :)

I have very little experience with writing perl scripts, how should i go 
about this?

thanks for your help

Jonathan Tan

>From: David L Norris <>
>On Sun, 2005-05-22 at 21:33 -0700, Jono Tan wrote:
> > Im not sure how to display .doc metadata from the swish-e index.
>Well, first you'll have to get the metadata into a swish-e index.  You
>could do so by writing a SWISH::Filter Perl module, for example.
> > example if i want to search for a word document with author Joe Doe 
> > should in turn search for metanames: author = Joe Doe).  I can get this
> > working with OpenOffice files as I can look @ the "meta.xml" file, but
> > cannot do this with the Word documents (filter catdoc).
>As far as I'm aware catdoc does nothing more than concatenate text
>objects within a Microsoft Word document.  I'm fairly sure there's no
>way to extract metadata using catdoc.
>You can do so with wv ( ):
>$ wvSummary test_document.doc
>The title is
>The subject is
>The author is David Norris
>The keywords are
>The comments are
>The template was Normal
>The last author was David Norris
>The rev # was 7
>no app name found
>no pagecount
>no wordcount
>no charcount
>no security
>no codepage
>  David Norris
>   ICQ - 412039
Received on Mon May 23 02:39:23 2005