Re: htdig: ht://Dig's Suitability for CD-ROM Searching


Christian Gut (lametta@www.gut.regio.de)
Fri, 11 Dec 1998 10:16:54 +0100 (MET)


Hi

I think, a tool like 'glimpse' would suit your needs much better.

Chris

On Fri, 11 Dec 1998, Geoff Hutchison wrote:

> At 9:34 PM -0500 12/10/98, D. Ichiro Lambe wrote:
> >I was wondering if anyone had considered using ht://Dig as a search
> >engine for a standalone CD-ROM? Although my experience with the package is
> >limited, it seems that trying to stick it onto CD so that someone could
> >run it without installation would be problematic for a number of reasons.
> >Still, I thought I'd ask :)
>
> Offhand, I'd think the biggest problem is that it doesn't accept file://
> URLs. Since it can run htsearch through a command-line, it could probably
> be put onto a CD. But since the results would all include http URLs, it
> wouldn't help much.
>
> On the other hand, you could also take a script to change the URLs in the
> databases to file URLs.
>
>
> -Geoff Hutchison
> Williams Students Online
> http://wso.williams.edu/
>
>
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