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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@lucene.com>
Subject Re: How does delete work?
Date Fri, 22 Nov 2002 18:26:52 GMT
The data is actually removed the next time its segment is merged. 
Optimizing forces it to happen, but it will also eventually happen as 
more documents are added to the index, without optimization.

Scott Ganyo wrote:
> It just marks the record as deleted.  The record isn't actually removed 
> until the index is optimized.
> 
> Scott
> 
> Rob Outar wrote:
> 
>> Hello all,
>>
>>     I used the delete(Term) method, then I looked at the index files, 
>> only one
>> file changed "_1tx.del"  I found references to the file still in some 
>> of the
>> index files, so my question is how does Lucene handle deletes?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Rob
>>
>>
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