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Re: Search engines

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Search engines
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 17:37:28 +0100
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> With the exception of text files, searching anything else for text
> needs libraries or programs that are capable of accessing text within
> those files, and also some way of providing an easily-followable
> reference to the found text.  Do we really have Free Software
> solutions for these problems?

No, that's why I said:

>> the main work is in understanding the various file formats


>> and keeping the reverse index updated when files change.
> The second part is a cron job, nothing else.  Or am I missing
> something?

It's really nice if the index is updated in real time.  If I understand
correctly, (some of) the OS-level search indexes allow that.

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