Re: [htdig] Searching in PDF's, Doc's


Subject: Re: [htdig] Searching in PDF's, Doc's
From: Geoff Hutchison (ghutchis@wso.williams.edu)
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 20:59:18 PST


At 2:57 PM -0600 1/10/00, Mehta, Rajen B. (UMC-Student) wrote:
>Hi,
>Is there a facility in htdig that allows us to search through the contents
>of PDF's, word docs???

Yes. You'll probably want to use the contributed parse_doc.pl script
in conjunction with the external_parser feature and various programs
for converting files to HTML or text.

See <http://www.htdig.org/attrs.html#external_parser> and the
parse_doc.pl script itself for more details.

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online
http://wso.williams.edu/

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