I'm a newbie to SWISH. I'm a user rather than a techo, in that our ISP
offers SWISH as a Site-search Add-on, but it's been bundled with other
stuff they provide and it seems their help Desk has NOT been upskilled
in SWISH. So I'm kinda struggling at the moment. A further
complication has been that I'm working from a Windows XP environment and
our website is stored on a UNIX server. The UNIX environment is
unfamiliar. It is only by chance that I discovered that UNIX likes
text files with line-endings of LF (linefeed), not CRLF as Windows uses.
I have used the ISP-supplied query form as a base, and created our
"advanced search" form -- see
I'm having trouble with the wildcard * (asterisk).
I use the word "myth" (without the quotes) -- and it correctly doesn't
I use "myth*" and again it doesn't find anything -- incorrectly
I use "myths" or "mythteries" (like mysteries only with a lisp!) and it
Can someone explain why I am not finding anything using the wildcard?
It is as though the "*" is chopped off before it gets anywhere near the
Is there a config file parameter (set or not set) that might trip up the
use of an asterisk as a wildcard?
Is there something that I can get the ISP techos to run for me that will
Susan C Wilson
C/- FOG-Catcher Limited
Email: SusanW@FOG-Catcher.co.nz <mailto:SusanW@FOG-Ccatcher.co.nz>
Phone: 64 4 567 1891
Fax: 64 4 567 1892
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Received on Fri Dec 14 00:11:13 2007