Re: Alternative to Glimpse for Wilma

1998-08-19 23:09:26
On Wed, 19 Aug 1998 23:19:55 +0100 (MET) 
Mats Dufberg<Mats(_dot_)Dufberg(_at_)abc(_dot_)se> wrote:

I found someting called marc-search from Mhonarc's home page, which
searches in Mhonarc archives. I can also search in several
directories, at least on the same level. I seems to work fairly well
and was easi to install.

Marc-search (I've used it) has the disadvantage of running a Perl
regex across the files for every search.  WebGlimpse (which I now use)
conversely indexes the pages in advance and search queries merely
access the index and then cross check the source files for matches.

ie Marc-search can hammer your system or take a long time when
searching large numbers of files.  WebGlimpse is much faster and

J C Lawrence                               Internet: claw(_at_)null(_dot_)net
(Contractor)                               Internet: coder(_at_)ibm(_dot_)net
---------(*)                     Internet: 
...Honourary Member of Clan McFud -- Teamer's Avenging Monolith...