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"Greg Ferguson" <email@example.com> writes:
> On Dec 10, 1:24pm, Harry Putnam wrote:
> > Subject: Feedback
> > Are there specific directions for using the search engine at
> > http://www.linuxdoc.org/search.html somewhere.
> No, but if you would help write something up, it would be
> most welcome.
Ahh.. What would I base such a write up on? Do you mean there is
souce documentation somewhere, or do you mean just from trial and
> > Running a search on /etc/ppp/ip-up.local (searching the entire doc)
> > turns up many docs that *do not* contain that string. It seems that the
> > search engine thinks /etc/ppp/ip-up is good enough.
> Probably something to do with the parsing of the indexing engine.
> Did you try putting the expression in ""?
Should I need ("") for an unbroken string with no spaces?
But trying it just now I get a messages back "No Entries Found"
Seems the message comes back far to quick for a search to have
happened, as if the software has reject the search entry or something.
And there are in fact a few entries like:
Turned up by the google search engine (using no quotes)
Running the same search with no quotes on the Wais based engine turns
up some 200+ hits, nearly none of which contain the exact hit.
> > The google engine in the same complex of pages turn up only docs that
> > contain the string.
> I just wish we could update the google index in a more timely fashion;
> that's a big difference bwtn the 2 search implementations.
Not being a wise ass here, but why can't it be updated in a timely
> > Is the former engine WAIS based. If so, do some kind of altered WAIS
> > commands work on it?
> Yes it is wais-based; and I haven't looked into it in any detail as
> to specifically what syntax it supports.
Is that information available somewhere?
Would any of it be findable in the source code (by a non-programmer)?
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