Re: [htdig] Variable in resume templates

Subject: Re: [htdig] Variable in resume templates
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Tue Nov 07 2000 - 13:53:28 PST

According to Marc Duch:
> Hello,
> I have a question about the variables for the resum templates.
> I need a variable, which gives me the number of all documents crawled.
> For Example i want to create a wrapper.html, that begins with
> "144 Matches of 2850 documents"

It would be a neat feature, but unfortunately adding it would slow
things down somewhat, as far as I can tell. The count of the number
of documents in the database is not maintained within one record in the
database, so the only way to obtain the count would be to traverse the
db.docdb database and count records. I'd be glad to be proven wrong on
this point, but from what I've seen in the code, I don't think there's
a quicker way.

I suppose a quick and dirty way of implementing it would be to save
the document count from htmerge -s in a file, and in your htsearch
configuration you could do something like:

allow_in_form: total_document_count
total_document_count: `/path/to/saved/count`

to define the template variable $(TOTAL_DOCUMENT_COUNT) for your wrapper

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
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Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Phone:  (204)789-3766
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