[Xapian-discuss] Omega Script

Thomas Viehmann tv at beamnet.de
Fri Feb 27 17:13:43 GMT 2009

Frank J Bruzzaniti wrote:
> When I return the names of files from a search result I use $field{url} 
> which returns \\server\docs\foo.doc

> What should I do if I only want foo.doc to be displayed?
If you want to do it with the current set of commands, using $transform
might be a good approach. Of course, that might be more difficult if you
have to cater for lots of different path conventions.


> And how hard would it be to create new script index commands like 
> $filename and $path.  If extending omega script is easy/"a good idea" 
> I'd be happy
> to write some documentation once I learn how.

Extending OmegaScript is not that hard (add a few lines to query.cc),
but I am not sure that with the current implementation it is a good idea
to try to add a whole bunch of "library functions" to it. Personally, my
approach to this has been to try to use custom indexing and make do with
(as far as possible) stock omega, but that may be a matter of taste, too.

Kind regards

Thomas Viehmann, http://thomas.viehmann.net/

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