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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You can simply add the directory name to your robots. The scores calculated this way aren’t quite as good, but htsearch can process hits much faster when it doesn’t need to look up the db. A collection of these is available from Geoff Kuenning’s International Ispell Dictionaries pageand we’re slowly building a collection of word lists on our web site. To enable web server access, add the following:. This also raises the questions of why two different methods of indexing PDFs are supported, and which method is preferred.

You have to set up different configuration files for htdig and htsearch, to define a different setting of this attribute for each one.

Also, if you’ve applied idexing patches yourself see question 2. If exceptions to the rule are wanted, this should be done with a robots.

Package: htdig (1:3.2.0b6-16 and others)

This happens when htsearch dies before putting out a “Content-Type” header. Most of the time, this is caused by either not setting or incorrectly setting the locale attribute. Please be patient and don’t hound the volunteers with direct or repeated requests.

If you would like an iron-clad, legally-binding guarantee, feel free to check the source code itself. This database, together with information on the URL associated htdgi each document, is created every time you request a re-indexing of the site, and is merged with the results of previous index runs to create the foundation for the search engine.

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Inexpensive and informative Apple related e-books: The answer, not surprisingly, is quite well. Or you could save yourself a lot of development time and effort, and just install ht: Contributed binary releases will go in the contributed binaries section and contributions should be mentioned to the htdig-general mailing list.

Of course an index doesn’t do you much good without a program to sort it, search through it, etc. If you put all the language-specific dictionaries and configuration files ijdexing separate directories, and set all the attribute definitions accordingly in each search config file to access the appropriate files, you can have a multilingual setup where the user selects the language by selecting the “config” input parameter value.

It does mean you have to think before you post indesing reply, but some would argue that this is a good thing too. The HTML parser in htdig 3. This is a known bug in 3. You can if your database has a web-based front end that can be “spidered” by ht: There are several ways to cut down on disk space.

For the restrict parameter, this is a problem, because htsearch won’t likely find any URLs with two spaces in them. This describes the setup for an Apache server.

Andrew no longer does much work on ht: 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. This will cause Apache to automatically generate an index for any directory that does not have an index.

Here is an example: There are a lot of them, but chances are there’s something that might fit your needs. Unfortunately, a small bug crept into the code so that even if you don’t set any of the date range input parameters startyear, endyear, etc. This is the opposite problem of that described in question 5. Related Threads Related Articles Coding: We’re trying to get consistent binary distributions for popular platforms.


You can only get htdig to index directories, without providing your own files with links to the contents of these directories, by using your web server’s automatic index generation feature. However, it isn’t finding the document records themselves in db. The number of results per page is configurable.

Needs lots of disk space.

htDig – Web Site Search

It actually predates the addition of meta keyword support in 3. This function takes an array of values for any Ht: For reasons why htdig may be rejecting some links to parts of your site, see question 5. This will add debugging output, including the responses from the server. Recommend this page to a friend! Conversely, there is no way to force htdig to index URL components so that a search for a file name will yield a match on that file, unless you index an HTML file or several containing links to all the files you want, where the link description text does contain the full URL or the pathname components you want.

Your configuration may differ, however. As for practical limits, it depends a lot on how many pages you plan on indexing.

The Analytical Engine has no pretentions whatever to originate anything. One 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”. 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.

If you don’t have such a front end to your database, or the search results must be given as something other than URLs, then ht: