Re: [htdig] Read only volume indexing

Subject: Re: [htdig] Read only volume indexing
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Mon Jul 24 2000 - 12:02:03 PDT

According to
> How does htdig handle indexing of html pages on read only volumes(cdroms)?
> Will it only index it once and just skip the whole volume the next time?

The 3.1.x series of htdig only handles http:// type URLs, so the read-only
volumes would have to be accessible from a web server in order to be
indexed to begin with. In 3.2.x (currently in beta), you can index
file:// URLs as well, so this gives more flexibility. In either case,
an update run of htdig would still check the last-modified date of every
document in the database to see if it's been updated, so it wouldn't
exactly skip over the whole volume, but it wouldn't have to re-read
every document either.

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW:
Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Phone:  (204)789-3766
Winnipeg, MB  R3E 3J7  (Canada)   Fax:    (204)789-3930

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