Carl-Adam Brengesjö wrote:
Pattern can also have two meanings, either it can be a regex (poisix
or perl, doesnt matter) or it is the exact (or wildcarded) name of the
file. Clients can decide, upon submitting, if they want to replace
spaces with a * to work the way searching currently does.
[2004-01-15 14:51] <nysin> (Might someone suggest on dcdev-list that
these people try some sample queries in their regex syntax on a largeish
If any of you need it, I have several large filelists (in bz2 format)
that I passed along to cologic (nysin). One in particular is 493gb and
172,000 files. I think modeling a typical search load on this share
might quickly tell if regexp searching is feasible.
A previous discussion on regexps also yielded concerns about... ahem...
resource intensive expressions. Nothing quite like being able to DOS
all the clients in a hub simply by sending a well crafted regexp search.
a part of a WinRAR packed file name "foo" with exact size 15000000 bytes
"SEARCH 18.104.22.168:412 03 text/* =15000000
Ah yes. A wonderful example of why searching by MIME types is not so
useful. What exactly is the proper type for RAR files?
How about .MKV? OGM? OGG?