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Linux Magazine: ht://Dig: Your Web Gopher

Jul 25, 2000, 05:57 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William Wong)

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"It may not get a lot of respect, but that little search box you see on most Web sites is one of the killer apps of the Internet. And in the case of sites like Yahoo, Google, and AltaVista, it has become the cornerstone of billion-dollar companies. Well, you may not be able to turn your Web site into the next Yahoo, but if you're looking for a great way to index all the content on your own Web site, Andrew Scherpbier's ht:// Dig may be for you."

"ht://Dig's Web interface is easy to use, although installation and configuration are a bit more demanding. Its price (free) is certainly right, which helps explain why it has already found a home on sites run by universities and businesses."

"ht://Dig consists of three parts: A backend search and indexing engine that scans the Web pages and stores the information in the database, and HTML files that provide end-user access to the last component, the search engine."

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