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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: Testing for Optimization
Date Fri, 05 Dec 2003 18:18:14 GMT
jt oob wrote:
> Can I safely delete those files which do not have the prefix listed in
> the segments file?

Have a look at the index file format documentation:

The only file besides segments that should exist is the "deleteable" 
file, and the files named in the "deleteable" file.  These are files 
which couldn't be deleted, typically on Win32, where you can't delete an 
open file.  Lucene will try to delete them again later, but it shouldn't 
hurt for you to delete them first.


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