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From "David Medinets" <>
Subject Re: Wildcard workaround
Date Wed, 28 May 2003 11:43:33 GMT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrei Melis" <>
> As far as I have understood, lucene does not allow search queries
> starting with wildcards. I have a file database indexed by content
> and also by filename. It would be nice if the user could perform a
> usual search like "*.ext".

Does anyone know if Oracle patented the technique that they use for *ext
searching in the Oracle Text product. If not, I'm sure the technique can be

On the other hand, the slow technique of comparing each term to *.ext can
certainly be implemented with a minimum of effort, I think.

David Medinets

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