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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Enter a search string into the form field, and ht: Current versions of ht: We’re trying to get consistent binary distributions for popular platforms.

They volunteer for the benefit of the whole ht: If this doesn’t work, some have found that the solution for question 3. To avoid down time, use the “-a” command line option: Don’t just add the line above to your search form without checking if there isn’t already a similar line giving the config attribute a different value.

If you’re running version 3. Didier Lebrun has written a guide for configuring htdig to support French, entitled.

htdig(1) – Linux man page

If you don’t find it, but find something close, try that locale name. If you have a problem with a robots meta tag in a document see question 4. It is not meant to replace any of the many internet-wide search engines.

You should maintain separate databases for the secure and public areas of your site, by setting up different htdig configuration files for abd area. It uses pdftotext to parse PDF documents, then processes the text into external parser records. It is not an internet search engine like Yahoo or Google. What happens is ht: Retrieved from ” https: The documentation for the most recent stable release is always posted at www.

Installation docs will be written soon Users of Cobalt Raq or Qube servers have complained of segmentation faults in htdig. Another possibility, if you’re running 3.


Frequently Asked Questions

When posting a followup to a message on the list, you should use the “reply to all” or “group reply” feature of your mail program, to make sure the mailing list address is included in the reply, rather than replying only to the author of the message. To avoid that, make sure your DirctoryIndexes don’t get indexed as detailed in question 4. Assuming your configuration file is called cc.

Malcolm Austen has written some notes on page scores for 3. You can also use “nofollow” to prevent following of links.

It is the opinion of the developers that this is the preferred method. If you change the search.

htdig(1) – Linux man page

Here are some common reasons, each requiring a different solution. The problem is that the Solaris loader can’t find the library. Note that the above applies to the 3. As above, this usually has to do with the default document size. You can specify multiple URLs here separate with whitespace. It does mean you have to think before you post a reply, but some would argue that this is a good thing too. There are a lot of them, but chances are there’s something that anv fit your needs.

The University of Leipzig has published word lists containing theand most often used words in English, German, French and Dutch. This is a known bug in 3. Additionally, the images used in the result page created after an ht: 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.

This means that htmerge has run out of temporary disk space htxig sorting.

ht://Dig — Internet search engine software

Amongst other things, you can modify the location for the search database, specify a list of URLs and extensions to be bypassed while indexing, enable or disable the fuzzy logic algorithms, limit the amount of content stored in the search database and control the maximum amount of data read over an HTTP connection. More information on what these variables mean can be found in the ht: See the documentation for all default values for attributes not overridden in the configuration file, and for help on using any of them.


This is a bug, and is fixed in the 3. Many times people have questions that are very similar to other FAQ and while we try to phrase the queries in the FAQ closely to the most common questions, we obviously can’t get them all! Several people have reported that the problems go away when using the latest version of gcc. There are several ways to cut down on disk space.

As for practical limits, it depends a lot on how many pages you plan on indexing. If you are running 3. If you’re running htsearch or htfuzzy on a BSDI system, a common cause of core dumps is due to a conflict between the GNU regex htsig bundled in htdig 3.

With cheap RAM, it never hurts to throw more memory at indexing larger sites. As of yet, there is no way to change this factor. If, for example, you tell ht: This solution may work on some other platforms as well we haven’t heard one way or the otherbut will definitely abd work on some platforms. To get to the bottom of things, it’s advisable to turn on some debugging output from the htdig program.