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Dmoz Parser
As this dmoz file gets bigger and bigger, a lot of people are having problems with parsing it. Just to let you know, we have someone working on a parser that will run off the site. Basically just enter in your login information, and the category you want to parse, and a couple hours later we'll email you when it's automatically parsed (and if someone else already requested that, you may get it immediately). It will be available as either a mysqldump of the file, or as two tab delimited files.

This should be up and running friday.

Cheers,

Alex

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Very cool, ....but (and you knew it was coming), how do you plan to sufficiently plan around the ID field in the Links table?

Wayne Hunt
Amiga.org

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Great! :)

This requires a lot of horse power... and my horses were running out of spinach :)



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Alex,

That's a valid thought.

Since links have to be imported with a category attached, how do you ensure that the added category ID will continue to match the Link ID? You'd need a script to import the categories, verify the ID's, and assign the links that ID. A simple dump/load would only work for empty databases.

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On the form you can (optionally) enter in a starting Link ID and CategoryID. As long as you don't add anything to the database then it should be fine.

Cheers,

Alex

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I think most of the times it's a space problem (expanding the 600mb file).

Is it possible to store the uncompressed file at a public server, and do a "remote parse" and import the output screen to your local Links-SQL db?

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Any time frame on when this feature will be ready? Just aching to try this out!!

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Hi, I know Alex is busy...
Just wondering if there is any new news about this?? I am really interested in importing a specific category (or 2) to our stuffquest.com site. We have decided not to add any more enhancements, etc. to the site until the new version of LinksSQL comes out, and now just seems like the perfect time to work on this. (While we have some spare time.) I check this forum about once a week, and haven't seen any new news about it... the last post was in may. Anybody hear anything???

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Sorry about the late reply! It's now available, it takes quite a while to run (depending on what category you want anywhere from 10 minutes to 2-3 hours). You can go to:

http://www.gossamer-threads.com/perl/installs/dmoz.cgi

to get your dmoz category. =) Your username/password is the same as your download area password. Contact me if you are unsure of it.

Cheers,

Alex

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Question,
Once you fill out the dmoz.cgi form, it says "9 hours to process". Where do you go to get the file or mysqldump??

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I put my request in, and the script told me it would take approx 90 hours.. Is it really that backed up, or was it a mistake in the script?

Also, I have the same question as Kilroy.. how are we notified that the parse is complete, and where do we pick it up?

You guys have really created a terriffic product here, and the support has been outstanding. I also appreciate that you are willing to go the extra mile (ie this new parsing script) as a work around for common problems. VERY cool!

Thanks! :))
Katina

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We had some problems with the parser (it was taking up too much of the webservers resources). We have since moved the parsing to another machine and will start it going. There are about 30-40 requests in the quene. You should get an email as soon as it's done.

Cheers,

Alex

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Thanks, Alex.. I appreciate both the update and the quick reply! :)

Katina

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Hi Alex !!!
where is dmoz.cgi ????
thanks


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Erm, arn't you using Links SQL 2??? This is the v1 forums Wink

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