It looks like the query.pl script is cleaning up the incoming query string
and removing the asterisk.
are you able to access the unix shell and view/make changes to query.pl?
as an aside. it makes me slightly nervous to see you passing the on disk
location of your index in as a query_string value. probably overreaction,
but i don't like to reveal any on server paths to end users.
On Fri, 14 Dec 2007, Susan Wilson wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> 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
> find anything.
> I use "myth*" and again it doesn't find anything -- incorrectly
> I use "myths" or "mythteries" (like mysteries only with a lisp!) and it
> finds items
> 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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