Re: [htdig] WORD* or similar possible?


Subject: Re: [htdig] WORD* or similar possible?
From: Torsten Neuer (tneuer@inwise.de)
Date: Thu Sep 21 2000 - 06:18:23 PDT


"ZVW (Carsten Blees)" wrote:
>
> 'lo there,
>
> 'til now (i'm quite new to htdig)
> I couldn't find any information about searching for
> parts or wildcards of words/strings, like
>
> germ*
>
> would find germany, germ, germanic and so on...
>
> is there any feature like this in htdig?

Yes. It is called "prefix matching" here.

> if yes, what's the syntax?

The same syntax you used in your example ;-)

> if not, why? =8)

You need to specify the search algorithm in the configuration
file. Prefix matching slows down the search process, especially
on huge databases. Therefore it is not enabled by default.

Have a look at the online documentation,
        http://www.htdig.org/attrs.html#search_algorithm

hth,

  Torsten

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