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From Damien Katz <>
Subject Re: Bulk Delete
Date Sat, 04 Oct 2008 21:55:52 GMT
Here is a recent explanation of PURGE I posted to the dev list:

There are tests in the API that show how it's invoked from a client.

We need add the relevant information the wiki, but for the most part,  
applications you don't need to worry about it. And attempting to use  
it as a replacement for delete will end up causing indexes to get  
rebuilt from scratch alot, so it's use should be discouraged by most  


On Oct 4, 2008, at 5:43 PM, Ayende Rahien wrote:

> I only know of this feature from reading the code, no idea about  
> that.It
> shouldn't be faster than standard update, I think
> On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 12:35 AM, Niket Patel <> wrote:
>> Thanks. Now I got it.
>> So, I guess purge feature which Chris said undocumented must be fast.
>> is that available in 0.8.1?
>> On Oct 5, 2008, at 2:58 AM, Ayende Rahien wrote:
>> No, document deletion will be replicated.That is the major difference
>>> between purge and delete.

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