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From prabina pattanayak <>
Subject Re: I am not able to run Lucene 2.4 Demo
Date Sat, 18 Oct 2008 05:10:07 GMT
what i observed is that it creates the index folder, but that is empty.
it should have one/two file named segments.gen and segments_x(any no.) .
but these two files are not being created inside the index folder.
that's why it is throwing the exception message:
no segments* file found in\prabina\lucene-2.4demo\index:
files :
--- On Thu, 16/10/08, Ganesh <> wrote:

From: Ganesh <>
Subject: Re: I am not able to run Lucene 2.4 Demo
Date: Thursday, 16 October, 2008, 12:05 PM

Hello prabina,

I worked fine in windows. Could you provide the details of exception and 
also the System.out messages printed by the application.

Index folder will be created in the current directory. When you execute java 
org.apache.lucene.demo.IndexFiles <root directory>, the list of files 
available in the root directory will get indexed. In your case it is 

I have tried the following and it worked.
D:\Program Files\lucene-2.4.0>java -cp 
org.apache.lucene.demo.IndexFiles "D:\Program


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "prabina pattanayak" <>
To: <>;
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 10:42 AM
Subject: I am not able to run Lucene 2.4 Demo

Hi All,
i am a beginner to Lucene.
and i am trying to use Lucene 2.4.
when i have set lucene-core-2.4.0.jar & lucene-demos-2.4.0.jar in my 
CLASSPATH. and trying to run:
java org.apache.lucene.demo.IndexFiles
it shows the error:
caught a class
with message: no segments* file found in\prabina\lucene-2.4demo\index:
but it creates the index folder in my current directory. but the index 
folder is empty. no segments files are there.

plz, help me out from this problem ASAP.

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