Linux Magazine: ht://Dig: Your Web Gopher
Jul 25, 2000, 05:57 (1 Talkback[s])
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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."