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From: CARUSO Holly <Holly.Caruso(at)>
Date: Fri Jul 07 2006 - 05:28:14 GMT

I have been posting to get help with installing Swish-e on my Windows XP
machine to have it index a single pdf file.

I can't seem to get anything working.

I have seen the following steps at:
However, they don't seem to help the cause.

Could someone please provide step by step from installation of
ActivePerl to get swish-e to index a pdf, including changes to all .pl,
conf, .in, .cgi files, anything done to make it work.

I presume this information would be very useful to other windows users.

Thank you very much in advance.


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Karman [] 
Sent: Thursday, 6 July 2006 10:34 PM
To: CARUSO Holly
Cc: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: [SWISH-E]

CARUSO Holly scribbled on 7/6/06 3:54 AM:

> I have done what is suggested, running the index on a single file with
the =
> following command:
> C:\Program Files\SWISH-E>swish-e -i AM29LV128.pdf -T indexed_words
> =20
> I presume this commands doesn't use the swish.conf... some of the
output fr=
> om this commands is as follows:

the swish-e command doesn't know how to index .pdf files without a 
config file to tell it how. So yes, you are correct in presuming that 
swish.conf is not used. You need to use it in order for swish-e to 
filter the .pdf file through the appropriate xpdf filters.

Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)

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