Re: [htdig] keep temp files while running indexer? How to...

Subject: Re: [htdig] keep temp files while running indexer? How to...
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Wed Jan 10 2001 - 13:59:33 PST

According to Geoff Hutchison:
> At 10:43 AM -0800 1/9/01, wrote:
> >1) Are we right in the assumptions we're making above (the temp
> >files are being destroyed and are thus not available during
> >indexing) and
> If you are not specifying the -a flag to htdig/htmerge then it will
> modify the filenames specified in your htdig.conf. This would
> probably not be what you want.
> >2) if so, how do I change the conf file so that the temporary files
> >will be available to the search engine during indexing - - so that
> >the search engine will still work during indexing?
> You might want to take a look at the script in the contrib/
> section (I'm pretty sure it's in the releases, but it's definitely on
> the FTP server.)

The version in the release distributions, and even in the current snapshots,
is out of date, and still refers to a .gdbm database. Only the one on the
contrib section of the FTP site and web site is current.

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