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Boolean Text search for Web Server files

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Hi all - I want to store about 10,000 Word DOC's of old Sales Orders in a folder on our Web Server (so we can access from anywhere), and am looking for recommendations for a Boolean Text Search tool ... so that we can (for example) search for any Word DOC with:

Los Angeles OR San Francisco OR Boston
AND
Tools OR Parts

and then of course be able to browse thru and look for the Order that we want.

Any suggestions for a Browser-based Search Tool like this? (We use Linux/LAMP servers)
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do you mean to search for filenames or for the content in the files?

i.g. there're no Browser-based Search Tools, you have to use another tools which generates some output (what you searched for and then convert it to HTML, this means that you need a web server which you connct with the browser and then executes the search

do you really want to go that way?
or can you go with a desktop search application?
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Yes, need to share that same batch of data from multiple locations, hence a Web Application. And searching "Content" of the DOCS, not the filenames.  We have a dedicated Web Server (Apache/Linux).  Was hoping not to have to write one from scratch ... if not a "ready to go" web Application, we could look at a script that gets us started, especially for the search algorithm. We could add the code.
Our basic problem we are trying to solve is making about 10000+ documents available for searching by any of the Sales people in the field. That batch of Docs is constantly being updated (by upload new DOCs).  And we were hoping not to over-complicate it ... just a basic AND/OR/NOT Text Search.
Any ideas?
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ok, then you need a tool doing the indexing and providing a proper web GUI
there're some arround, all with their pros and cons, some examples:
Lucene lucene.apache.org
SWISH-E swish-e.org
ht://Dig www.htdig.org
mnoGoSearch www.mnogosearch.org
Xapian xapian.org

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