[Xapian-discuss] xapian-compact

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Thu Aug 23 03:41:21 BST 2007

On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 03:55:24PM -0400, Jim wrote:
> Hm, let me try this again.  How does xapian-compact behave if there are 
> entries in both databases that are being compacted?  Is it smart enough 
> to use the newer one?  Or the first one?  Or the last one?

xapian-compact has no concept of "duplicate".  All documents from each
source database will be copied over to the destination database.

> If there is an existing db in the target directory of an xapian-compact 
> command, is it simply overwritten?  Is it also part of the merger?

You shouldn't try to compact to an existing database directory, though
currently xapian-compact won't complain if you do.  It probably should


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