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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • We've been using swish-e. []. Easy to setup and install, and it's fast.
    • It's hard to tell, but looks like swish-e is only set up to index files. I don't have files!
      • Last time I used Swish-E I was indexing files, but they included things like MS Word and PDF documents so we used an indexing script to filter the files through X_to_text programs and feed the results to the indexer. There's no reason why your indexing script couldn't get its data from DBI or similar rather than files.

        The other thing I liked about the Swish-E indexing process was that you could feed arbitrary metadata fields to the indexer. This allowed you to get things like author name, publication da