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Subject Re: Runtime full text search like in Microsoft Windows Search
Date Fri, 15 Jul 2005 19:12:38 GMT
If Microsoft Search does as you describe. Isn't it just:

1) Open file
2) Determine file type
3) Convert file content to UTF8, if text based, and you have the API to 
read it. .html, .txt., .doc, .excel, etc.
4) Perform string search, regex.
5) Continue to next file

As far as I know, Lucene is not designed for unindexed search.

Tardif, Sebastien wrote:
> How can you use Lucene like the very limited but fast search that
> Microsoft Windows Search provide?
> The use case is that the users have a CD with lot of files. I provide
> them a nice user interface. They have the option to generate the full
> text search index but they should also be able to search without an
> index generated. I know that will be slow, but Microsoft Windows Search
> is still able to search 500 MB in less than 30 seconds for simpler
> matching.
> How can I use Lucene for this simpler, not existing index, search?
> Or should I have to hook to operating system specific API like Win32 on
> Windows?

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