Re: [htdig] htdig's -a option

Subject: Re: [htdig] htdig's -a option
From: Geoff Hutchison (
Date: Mon Aug 28 2000 - 09:13:01 PDT

On Mon, 28 Aug 100 wrote:

> As I understand it, the -a option on htdig is supposed to make it use
> working copies of the databases so that people can still be searching
> while htdig is indexing.
> Am I understanding this right?


> Do I have to add this option to other parts of rundig to make everything
> work correctly?

With the recent rundig scripts, if you do "rundig -a" it will pass the
flag to the necessary parts. In particular, if you use htdig -a, you will
need to use the flag on htmerge as well and move the databases into place
after running htmerge.

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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