Re: [htdig] Merging databases

Gilles Detillieux (
Thu, 25 Mar 1999 13:06:47 -0600 (CST)

According to Shane Y. Gibson:
> I'm a little fuzzy on a concept, and was hoping to bounce
> something off of all of you...
> I have a single search server, indexing our internal and
> our external web pages. Each index operation creates
> seperate databases. This works fine.
> However, I want to merge the internal and external databases
> to allow for internal people to search against both web
> servers, in one operation.
> I'm guessing this is the intent of 'htsearch'?? I'm not sure,
> though, how I need to invoke 'htsearch' to do this. Can any-
> one give me a few pointers? I did check the HTDig web site,
> and still have a question about this...

No, htsearch can only search a single database. What you need to do is
use the -m option of htmerge (3.1.1 or later) to specify the configuration
file that uses the database that you want to merge into your main database
(the one specified in your default configuration file).

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