Re: htdig: Feature request

Geoff Hutchison (
Tue, 15 Sep 1998 00:56:10 -0400

>Brings up an interesting point I've been sort of researching. What's
>the best way to write up a robots.txt file that allows the local htdig
>to index, but nobody else? I know using a user-agent of htdig should
>allow it to index, but seems to allow remote htdig's also. I guess I
>could disable robot.txt looking in my local copy, but even though I
>trust myself not to abuse that...

Well you can set the robotstxt_name that htdig uses when it parses the
robots.txt file. So try something like:
robotstxt_name: plaidworks-htdig

Then use "plaidworks-htdig" in your robots.txt file for your "local" htdig
and you're set.

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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