Searching the DVD

The Java program for performing full-text searches is called DocSearch.jar and is located in the root directory of this DVD. To launch the search engine, simply change to the root directory and type java -jar DocSearch.jar. This DVD comes with the DocSearcher search engine, which was developed by John Brown. The tool was released under the GPL and uses the Lucene and POI Apache Open Source libraries, as well as PDF box. DocSearcher requires a Java 2 runtime (version 1.5 or higher). You can type java -version to find out which version you have installed (assuming java is in your search path). For your convenience, we also include a pair of scripts for launching DocSearcher in Linux or Windows. To start the search engine from the desktop, navigate to the top directory of the DVD and launch (for Linux) or search.bat (for Windows).