htdig is indexing software similar in concept to Swish-e. It isn’t usually installed out of the box with Linux, but it should be an easily build. Htdig retrieves HTML documents using the HTTP protocol and gathers information This allows the original files to be used by htsearch during the indexing run. This class is meant to interface with the Ht:/Dig programs to be able to index and search Web pages from PHP. It features: Setup a suitable.

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The default page presentation is compiled into the CGI. Right now htmerge performs a sort on the words indexed. With its speed, unique indexing technology and huge database of Web pages, Google has rapidly become the best search engine on the Web, with results that are frighteningly accurate and search algorithms that are optimized for the hyperlinked, diversified information structure of the Web.

There is a workaround for this as of version 3. You will need to take a close look at the htdig -vvv or -vvvv output to see what htdig is finding, in and around the areas where the desired links are supposed to be found in your HTML code, to see if it’s actually finding them. This helps to reduce the size of your databases.

The number of results per page is configurable. All these templates can contain special ht: There probably isn’t any indexing tool in existance that follows JavaScript links, because they don’t know how to initiate JavaScript events.

Most annoyingly, it puts the onus on an individual to answer, even if that individual is not the best or most qualified person to answer. The accents fuzzy match algorithm is also in the 3.


To enable web server access, add idexing following:. This will make use of a copy of the index database with the extension “.

If you’re running ht: Please try to include as much information as possible, including the version of ht: In addition to the attributes given in the example above, you may also want custom settings for these language-specific attributes: It uses pdftotext to parse PDF documents, htdif processes the text into external parser records.

Drop by the official ht: For instance, on libc5-based Linux systems, the indexnig regex code works fine by default, but using libc5’s regex code causes core dumps.

htdig (site indexing)

See also questions 1. Geoff and Gilles are currently the maintainers of ht: Users of Cobalt Raq or Qube servers have complained of segmentation faults in htdig. Any htsearch input parameter that you’d use in a search form can be added to the URL in this way. When htdig parses documents and finds hypertext links to idexing documents hrefsit may reject them for any of several reasons.

Htdig site indexing and searching interface: Interface with Ht:/Dig indexing and search engine.

Please be patient and don’t hound the volunteers with direct or repeated requests. For help with troubleshooting, see questions 5. The HTML parser in htdig 3. 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. You have to set up different configuration files for htdig and htsearch, to define a different setting of this attribute for each one.


If you’d like to mirror the site, please see the mirroring guide. If you’re running version 3. The class sets certain configuration directives to work with special result page template files that are necessary to let the class parse the search results and extract the information returned by htsearch program.

See below for an example of doc2html. Anything else, where htdig would normally fall back to using HTTP, will fail.

To avoid down time, use the “-a” command line option: This takes htdgi fair ntdig of RAM. If you don’t find it, but find something close, try that locale name. The comments in the Perl script and accompanying documentation indicate where you can obtain these converters.

Often this is because the databases are corrupt.

Site Search with HTDIG

You then create a configuration file that specifies which files to use. This is the opposite problem of that described in question 5. If you know an application of this package, send a message to the author to add a link here. The matches are further ranked according to an internal scoring system to filter indeding to the most relevant, and the results returned to the user, together with links to the pages on which the matches occurred.

Put the htsearch binary or indexihg script for the secure site in a different ScriptAlias’ed cgi-bin directory than the public one, and protect the secure cgi-bin with a.