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LIMO stands for Lucene Index Monitor. The idea is to have a small tool, running as a web application, that gives basic information about indexes used by the Lucene search engine (

Lucene 2.0 is embedded in LIMO, but you can replace it with any superior version. The terms of use of Lucene are described on Lucene web site.

LIMO is provided without garanties of any kind. The classes and source files of LIMO may be freely used and modified. Feel free to propose your contribution to the development of LIMO.

LIMO is a SourceForge project : this is the right place to report a bug, submit a new feature or whatever.


LIMO provides :

- Index statistics
- Search box
- Unstored fields reconstruction
- Documents display
- Index files description

from SourceForge

First you need to have a Servlet Container installed. If it's not the case take a look at Tomcat. Then you need to put the LIMO.war file in the /web-app directory of your servlet container application. The .WAR file will be automatically unpacked by the servlet container when you'll reload the container.

If you previously installed another version of limo, save the limo.parameters file and put it back in the directory after restarting the server in order to keep the information about the indices you are monitoring.

After reloading your servlet container and typing http://localhost:8080/LIMO (if you servlet container uses this port), you should see a list of the indexes available for LIMO.


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