Re: [htdig] cant index .mov files ('Extension is invalid')

Subject: Re: [htdig] cant index .mov files ('Extension is invalid')
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 13:56:19 PDT

According to Darrell Berry:
> i've just upgraded to 3.1.5, both for security reasons, and to play with the
> external_parsers command
> i've registered an external parser to handle .mov files (video/quicktime)
> but htdig doesnt even get to trying...instead, the video files dont even
> show up in the logging output unless i go to -vvv, in which case i get
> output similar to:
> Rejected: Extension is invalid!
> url rejected: (level 1
> reading thru the archive i see mention of an 'invalid extension bug' but i
> cant quite find what this is all about, or whether i've fallen victim to
> it...

It's not a bug, it's a feature! :) You need to remove .mov from the
bad_extensions attribute definition in your htdig.conf. If it's not there,
then you're probably still running with an older version of the file, so
you should add that attribute to it, with all the default settings in the
list, minus the .mov extension.


Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
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Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Phone:  (204)789-3766
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