Subject: Re: [htdig] date info in db
From: Gilles Detillieux (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon May 15 2000 - 14:44:22 PDT
According to Retrogusto@aol.com:
> I'm using htdig to index/search a database of .pdf files. It was all set up
> recently, and all of the files were uploaded at once, so when a search is
> done all of the results list a date of 29-Apr-00, although the documents were
> created on different dates, and the dates are an important factor in
> evaluating the importance of the various documents.
> I am hoping that there is a way of changing the date info in the htdig
> database to reflect the date on which each document was created. It seems
> that a flie called db.docdb contains this information. Should I download
> this as simple text and change the individual date listings in this file,
> then upload it? Is this possible? Is there a better way?
The db.docdb file is a Berkeley DB file, not a plain text file, so
changing it after the fact is not a simple matter. The easiest way would
be to re-upload your PDF files using a method that preserves modification
times, or use the touch command to set the modification time for each
file after the fact. Then, rebuild your index from scratch to get the
-- Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <email@example.com> Spinal Cord Research Centre WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/~grdetil Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba Phone: (204)789-3766 Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J7 (Canada) Fax: (204)789-3930
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