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From "Erik Hatcher" <>
Subject Re: Lucene Index File Names
Date Wed, 22 May 2002 11:40:22 GMT
What build system are you using?  Why can't you just blindly pick up the
entire index directory and incorporate that?  This is what I do with a
webapp build that indexes documents during the build and rolls them into the
WAR file.  All using Ant, of course!  :)


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Subject: Lucene Index File Names

> Can anyone give me some guidance on the following issue?
> I'm using Lucene to provide search facilities over fixed sets of HTML
> documentation. As part of our build process, each night the HTML
> documentation is created, and afterwards the Lucene index files generated.
> This files are then automatically put into our product and are ready to
> deliver the next day. The problem is that the files that Lucene creates
> that represent the search index are named in a seemingly arbitrary way
> that changes each time the index is created. This causes problems for the
> automatic creation of our product because our build system needs to know
> the names of the files in advance.
> For example, on the first night these files are created:
> whereas on the second night, the files might have this name:
> Can these names be fixed, or can someone tell me the naming conventions
> involved?
> I've noticed that if I rename the index files the search no longer works.
> Can this be tweaked somehow?
> Any help will be greatly appreciated.
> Stephen Gaskell
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