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From Bernd Kappler <>
Subject Re: Using Lucene for File Name indexing / searching only
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2012 07:32:51 GMT
Hi Danil,

thank's for your quick response. Indeed: a library is what I am looking 
for - since I want to make use of it from within a server based java 
When I read the Lucene documentation, I became confident that Lucene 
*can* do this job. My question is more: is it the best library for this 
task? Since this uses only a subset of the functionality Lucene was 
designed for, Lucene might not be optimized for this.
Do you know, if there are other java libraries available that are 
desingned and optimized for searching files by name? Or do you think 
that Lucene - while being optimized for indexing file contents - will do 
also a great job on this specific sub task?

Thanks and regards


Am 10/12/2012 09:13 AM, schrieb Danil Ε’ORIN:
> Lucene is just a library.
> You will have to write the tool, and it's up to you what data you
> choose to index and how to query the index you created..
> It can be filename, partial filename, prefix or even regexp on
> filename, it's all up to you...
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM, Bernd Kappler
> <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am looking for a java based tool for creating an index of all files in a
>> specific direcoty that allows me to find the files by name  - similar to
>> UNIXs locate tool.
>>  From the genereal documentation I have the impression that lucene could do
>> this. But I also noticed that the primary usage scenario is indexing file
>> contents - and it might just be an overkill to use lucene for this sub-task.
>> Based on your experience: is lucene the right tool for this or would you
>> recommend something different?
>> Thanks and regards
>> Bernd

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