Joseph Cheek (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 02 Mar 1999 20:57:58 -0800
is there any easy way to integrate update digging with an alternate workfile
database [-a option]? i have a db that i don't want to take offline each
time i update, so i use the -a option. unforch, it seems to requiring
regetting each url as it uses the .work filenames. can i copy the original
files to their .work counterparts before re-digging, thereby allowing me to
Geoff Hutchison wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Mar 1999, Frank Guangxin Liu wrote:
> > Will htdig follow those new URLs though they are not in the original
> > db file?
> Yes! It uses the old database to speed up reindexing. It checks the dates
> in the database so that it can skip as much work as possible. :-) As I
> said earlier, it tries not to download documents already in the database.
> And if the server sends it and it hasn't changed, it won't bother parsing
> But if it HAS changed, it goes about its normal business. It will re-parse
> the document, add the URLs to the list to be checked. So new URLs will be
> added to the database.
> > Yes, it can find new URLs, but will it follow those URLs and add
> > the new stuff in the db?
> Yup. The point of "update" digs isn't to only ensure the docs in the db
> are up to date. The point is to speed up the indexing. If you already have
> the information, why bother to collect it again! :-)
> -Geoff Hutchison
> Williams Students Online
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