Re: [htdig] htdig errors please help...

Peter Polkinghorne (
Thu, 04 Feb 1999 10:01:54 +0100

> Hello all,
> I'm new to htdig, please take it easy on my questions:
> 2. I ran ./rundig on one site and it generated a database, a few days
> later I modified the htdig.conf file for second site and tried to ./rundig
> again and the database of the first site was lost. Do I have to use
> ./rundig for every site at once? Can I just append the second index to the
> first one? I have tried it with ./htdig -a followed by ./htmerge ....
> command w/o any flag. Please tell me what I have done wrong?
> Thank you,
> Kenny

The problem is that rundig is really a first time script - plus it has in
htdig-3.1.0b4 a missing fi at the end and the -nt test (presumably newer than)
which does not exist in Solaris 2.5.1 Bourne Shell - a bashism?

To do incremental indexes you need 2 things (I believe - correct me if wrong):

a) use -a flag to build alternate files for htdig & htmerge

b) leave the work files around - so cp *.work -> *

The script I use is appeneded - paths will have to change.

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