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Re: Ranking order based on file extension

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Tue Jul 25 2006 - 17:44:51 GMT
Shivakumar GN scribbled on 7/21/06 8:25 PM:

>>From the swish documentation I got the impression that filters and -S
> prog basically achieve the same thing. Am I missing something here? I
> haven't experimented with all possible options of swish. Will check it
> out further.

-S prog and SWISH::Filter are definitely not trying to achieve the same thing, 
though they are often used together in tandem.

-S prog simply tells the swish-e command to expect input from a filehandle. If 
an executable value is passed, then the filehandle will be from that executable. 
Otherwise you can specify stdin.

SWISH::Filter simply converts non-text documents to html, xml or plain text.

Often they are used together: convert non-text docs to text, then hand to 
swish-e via -S prog.

Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
Received on Tue Jul 25 10:44:51 2006