Tutorial on how to install and configure htDig search for your web site. The Linux Information Portal includes informative tutorials and links to many Linux sites. WWW Search Engine Software. Contribute to roklein/htdig development by creating an account on GitHub. Htdig retrieves HTML documents using the HTTP protocol and gathers information from these documents which can later be used to search these documents.

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This must be done with an external parser or converter. With cheap RAM, it never hurts to throw more memory at indexing larger sites. Examples are illustrative only, and are not meant for a production environment. This made the potential patch almost as large as the regular distribution. While there is theoretically nothing to stop you from indexing as much as you wish, practical considerations e. For other alternatives, see question 4. You could use a natural-language or fuzzy search engine to create an index for your site and return results scored by relevance.

Search results pages produced by HtDig use graphics provided by HtDig. This is actually a good thing, because you can reply to the sender directly if you want to, or you can use your mail program’s “reply to all” capability sometimes called “group reply” to reply to the mailing list as well. Long Short Sort by: If htdig seems to be missing some documents or entire directory sub-trees of your site, it is most likely because there are no HTML links to these documents or directories. For suggestions on how to submit patches, please check the.

The config file is selected by the config input field in the search form. The most common cause of this error is that htdig or htmerge rejected any documents that had been put in the database, leaving an empty database. First, make sure you’re not making false assumptions about how htdig finds these.


For help with troubleshooting, see questions 5. Always include this full version number with any bug report or problem report on a mailing list.

You would also put into the configuration file any other lines from the default configuration file that apply to htsearch. This takes a fair amount of RAM.

If you don’t find it, but find something close, try that locale name. The problem is that the Solaris loader can’t find the library. For reasons why htdig may be rejecting some links to parts of your site, see question 5. The code itself doesn’t put any real limit on the number of pages. The header and footer typically contain the followup search form, an indication of the total number of matches, and buttons to other pages of matches if the results don’t fit on one page.

Fix this by freeing up some space where sort puts its temporary files, or change the setting of the TMPDIR environment variable to a directory on a volume with more space.

The default locale for most systems is the “portable” locale, which strips everything down to standard ASCII. If you wish to keep secure and non-secure areas on your site separate, and avoid having unauthorized users seeing documents from secure areas in their search results, that takes a bit more effort.

With versions before 3. There are a lot of them, but chances are there’s something that might fit your needs. What happens is ht: An increasingly common problem is Apache configurations which expect all CGI scripts to be Perl, rather than binary executables or other scripts, so they use “perl-handler” rather than “cgi-handler”.


There are many ways to index the content of your site.

If you’re running version 3. This also raises the questions of why two different methods of indexing PDFs are supported, and which method is preferred.

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However, rundig builds the database from scratch each time you run it. Htdiv this doesn’t work, some have found that the solution for question 3.

All configuration file attributes have compiled-in, default values. If you discover something else, please let us know! You can apply the patch by entering into the main source nad for htdig It is ahd opinion of the developers that this is the preferred method. See also questions 4. If you change the search.

You can avoid this either by setting startyear to and endyear to in your config file, or by applying this.

What you’re seeing are problems related to the Berkeley DB library. Of course an index doesn’t do you much good without a program to sort it, search through it, etc.

Right now htmerge performs a sort on the words indexed. You can also find archives of patches submitted to the htdig mailing lists, to fix specific bugs or add features, at Joe Jah’s htdig-patches ftp site.

Current versions of ht: The scores calculated this way aren’t quite as good, but htsearch can process hits much xnd when it doesn’t need to look up the db. Ted Stresen-Reuter had the following tips: Try removing them and rebuilding.