Re: htdig: Anyone Try Excite?


Maren S. Leizaola (leizaola@unitedmta.com)
Wed, 9 Sep 1998 15:39:20 +0800 (CST)


On Wed, 9 Sep 1998, Jeff Breidenbach wrote:

>
> Lee et all,
>
> I tried excite about three months ago, on Slowlaris.
>
> It worked, but felt extremely klunky in places, expecially the
> installation process, and was a pain to customize. For a klunkiness
> example, the excite install came with an obsolete version of perl, and
> had a shell script that first ran itself under sh and then perl4

I didn't get that far but my general feeling is that is not worth it
compared to HTdig... I had a brief look and clicked delete.

Maren.

> <shudder> Also, the summaries given on a successful match were
> non-descriptive and all around lame, although I can't remember exactly
> what it was they were lacking. I switched to htdig, and have found it
> to be significantly higher quality.
>
> The one thing excite does offer that htdig doesn't, that I'd love to
> see in htdig, is the ability to index off of the local filesystem
> rather than through http.
>
> Anyway, that's my two cents.
>
> Jeff
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