Re: [htdig] searching sub-words

Subject: Re: [htdig] searching sub-words
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Thu Sep 28 2000 - 11:14:31 PDT

According to Jose Antonio =?iso-8859-1?Q?G=F3mez?=:
> I am novice in htdig. If I find "escuela" for example, it gives me 221
> results, but if I find "escu" there isn't any results. How can I do to
> get results?
> Thanks.
> I use Htdig 3.1.5 in Linux Debian with apache..

There are two ways. In either case, you need to modify your
search_algorithm attribute to add one of these fuzzy match

prefix allows you to specify the first part of the word, as "escu*"
        to match all words beginning with the same prefix. The "*"
        character is specified by the prefix_match_character attribute.

substring allows you to specify any portion of a word, and it will
                find words that match that portion. The number of matches
                is limited by substring_max_words.

See for details.

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