htsearch man page

htsearch — create document index and word database for the ht://Dig search engine

Synopsis

htsearch [options] [query_string]

Description

Htsearch is used to search in de databases created by htdig for content. is the actual search engine of the htdig search system. It is a CGI program that is expected to be invoked by an HTML form. It will accept both the GET and POST methods of passing data to the CGI program.

Options

query_string

A CGI-style query string can be given as a single argument, and is only used if the REQUEST_METHOD environment variable is not set.  If no query_string is given, and REQUEST_METHOD is not set, htsearch will prompt for the query.

-c configfile

Use the specified configfile instead of the default (for security reasons this option is only available when htsearch is used on the commandline).

-v -d

Run in verbose mode.  This increases the verbosity of the program.  Using more than 2 is probably only useful for debugging purposes.  The default verbose mode gives a progress on what it is doing and where it is.

Files

/etc/htdig/htdig.conf

The default configuration file.

/var/www/html/htdig/header.html

The default search results header file

/var/www/html/htdig/footer.html

The default search results footer file

/var/www/html/htdig/wrapper.html

The default search results wrapper file, that contains the header and footer together in one file

/var/www/html/htdig/nomatch.html

The default 'no matches found' HTML file

/var/www/html/htdig/syntax.html

The default file that explains boolean expression syntax errors

See Also

Please refer to the HTML pages (in the htdig-doc package) /usr/share/doc/htdig-doc/html/index.html and the manual pages htdig(1) and htmerge(1) for a detailed description of ht://Dig and its commands.

Author

This manual page was written by Stijn de Bekker, based on the HTML documentation of ht://Dig.

Referenced By

htdig(1), htfuzzy(1), htmerge(1).

6 October 2001