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Re: [swish-e] trying to index pdf files on windows plattform

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Tue Jun 01 2010 - 02:56:48 GMT
Lukas Frei wrote on 5/27/10 2:27 AM:
> good morning everybody
> i've been successfully running swish-e on a windows machine for several
> years now.  a new customer now insists on the indexing of pdf files. ok,
> i went at it, installed the newest 2.47 (with all necessary plugins) and
> tried.  but it does not work.  here is how i do it:
> - the config file as in the attachment
> - running the spider with the also attached allpedes.bat (the following
> merger step with the swish-e.exe is currently not included because of
> the initial problems described below).  the file has been renamed to
> allpedes.txt due to antispam stuff with gmail.
> - the resulting www.allpedes.ch_spider.txt can be viewed here:
> interestingly, there are NO pdf files indexed / dumped into the txt
> file, but they are there on the web site
> ( for example - and the <a
> href>'s are easily found in the txt-file when searching for '.pdf'.
> what am i missing or doing wrong?

try turning the spider debugging options on, and start by indexing just a single
page to see why the .pdf links are not being followed.

Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
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Received on Mon May 31 22:56:50 2010