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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: indexing tool...
Date Mon, 30 Mar 1998 02:04:29 GMT
At 05:18 PM 3/29/98 -0800, Dean Gaudet wrote:
>Are there any indexing tools that have the following properties:
>- the core executables are installed system-wide, but don't require any
>root or special userid usage after that
>- users can build their own search engines trivially without asking root
>for help

Glimpse is an 80% solution whose missing/broken 20% causes it to be
difficult to live with.  However, Swish is becoming more attractive every
day; fast, small, stable (something that can't be said for glimpse, which
was causing some of Organic's servers some problems until we stopped using
it), and apparently well-supported.

Only downside to your idea is that it doesn't fetch content via HTTP, only
the local filesystem; though I can't imagine that'd be hard to implement.


"Optimism is a strategy for making               
a better future." - Noam Chomsky              

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