Re: htdig: Script Headers?

David R. Barstis (
Mon, 17 Aug 1998 11:45:02 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 17 Aug 1998, Andrew Scherpbier wrote:

> Try running htsearch manually.
> It will prompt you for things that would normally come from the HTML form:
> shield: [14]--$ ./htsearch
> Enter value for words: computer
> Content-type: text/html
> Enter value for format: builtin-short
> <html><head><title>Search results for 'computer'</title></head>
> <body bgcolor="#eef7ff">
> <h2><img src="/htdig/htdig.gif">
> .....
> This will show you if there is something wrong with htsearch or not.

Is it possible the "Enter value for format" prompt is causing the
malformed header problem? It seems no matter what I put in the conf file
for format, I get this prompt. It's got to be a configuration problem if
no one else is experiencing this. Can this prompt be bypassed? If
so, what conf variable should I set and what should it be set to?

Dave Barstis

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