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From Karl Wright <>
Subject Re: Exporting crawler configuration easier?
Date Wed, 27 Jun 2012 11:33:57 GMT
The fact that the export is a zip is not supposed to be used to
actually edit the stored information.

It sounds like the reason that you want to edit it is to remove the
passwords from the file.  Perhaps we should look at it from that point
of view and allow an export option that does not include any passwords
or something?


On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 7:27 AM, Erlend GarĂ¥sen <> wrote:
> We have all configuration files for our search project stored in SVN, even
> our MCF crawler configuration. Each time we change our MCF settings, i.e.
> add something to the seed list, we usually export the configuration and
> commit that change to SVN.
> This can be a time-consuming process since we have to unzip the generated
> export file in order to edit the files within it. We need to edit the output
> file which includes the password to our Solr server.
> Then we must zip all these files in order to create a similar export file.
> The order of the files are very important. You cannot just create a zip file
> right away without being aware of the order of the included files.
> Otherwise, MCF will complain when you are trying to import that file later.
> Any suggestions for a smoother way to have a version-controlled
> configuration? Perhaps I should create a script which does all the steps
> mentioned above? As far as I know, it's not possible to edit the files
> directly inside a zip file from a terminal on UNIX.
> Thanks,
> Erlend
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