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From Anshum <>
Subject Re: indexing binary files?
Date Fri, 30 Jan 2009 04:00:56 GMT
Hi Paul,
Lucene is a 'text only' saerch lib. i.e. as long as you feed in anything as
a string, you'd be able to use lucene else I don't think there's a way.
How do you even intend to search in those binary files? as in... what would
be the keyword/phrase? asking out of curiosity!

Anshum Gupta
Naukri Labs!

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On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 9:13 AM, Paul Feuer <> wrote:

> Hi -
> I've looked on the FAQ, the Java Docs, and searched a little in
> google, but haven't been able to figure out if Lucene can index binary
> files.
> Our binary files can get up into the 20-30 gigabyte range.
> If it is possible, anyone have any pointers to what interfaces I should
> look at?
> Thanks,
> ./paul
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