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Re: SWISH-E and Windows XP and a definitive config

From: J. David Boyd <david(at)>
Date: Fri Oct 14 2005 - 14:54:55 GMT
Peter Karman wrote:
>>FileFilter .pdf ./lib/swish-e/ '"%p" "%P"'
> The FileFilter directive is not very useful, I've found, on Windows.
> I just set Swish-e up on W2K, along with ActiveState Perl, and I find the
> script much more useful. Try it like:
>  perl file.pdf
> and see what kind of output you get. If you see the correct, filtered
> words, then pipe it to swish-e like:
>  perl file.pdf | swish-e -S prog -i stdin
> and if that works correctly, you can set up your config file according to
> the docs on the -S prog option.
> NOTE: The script in version 2.4.3 of Swish-e has a small bug,
> which can be fixed either by downloading the latest version from CVS, or
> by searching the mail archive for '' and finding the relevant
> email from Bill where he includes the patch.

Hmm, that certainly is a start.  Thanks!

The 'perl DirTree...stdin' line seems to work, so I'll go dig back into
the docs and find out how to set up my config file to use this.

I'll also get the latest version out of CVS.

Thanks again!

Dave in Largo, FL
Received on Fri Oct 14 07:55:00 2005