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From John Wang <>
Subject Re: finalize delete without optimize
Date Wed, 08 Dec 2004 22:31:31 GMT
Hi folks:

    I sent this out a few days ago without a response. 

    Please help.

Thanks in advance


On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 21:15:00 -0800, John Wang <> wrote:
> Hi:
>   Is there a way to finalize delete, e.g. actually remove them from
> the segments and make sure the docIDs are contiguous again.
>   The only explicit way to do this is by calling
> IndexWriter.optmize(). But this call does a lot more (also merges all
> the segments), hence is very expensive. Is there a way to simply just
> finalize the deletes without having to merge all the segments?
>    If not, I'd be glad to submit an implementation of this feature if
> the Lucene devs agree this is useful.
> Thanks
> -John

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