Re: [htdig] Quick question

Subject: Re: [htdig] Quick question
From: Geoff Hutchison (
Date: Sun Mar 05 2000 - 13:05:38 PST

At 3:18 PM -0500 3/5/00, Glenn J. Rowe wrote:
>I haven't told it to index any of those pages. It shows hundreds of pages I
>didn't specify. For this reason it takes forever. I want to know if there
>is a way to stop it.

At 3:09 PM -0500 3/5/00, Glenn J. Rowe wrote:
>start_url: `${common_dir}/sites.txt`
>limit_urls_to: ${start_url}

I think you need to look very carefully through your sites.txt file.
It's entirely possible you have some small typo in there. Remember
that while start_url is going to ignore an invalid URL, limit_urls_to
acts as an OR on all the patterns it gets.

For example, let's say the file contains a line:


Well, this will be ignored pretty quickly by start_url, but it will
include almost every server on the web for limit_urls_to.

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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