ht://Dig is a complete Web indexing and searching system for a domain or intranet. It is meant to cover the search needs for a single company, campus, or even a particular sub section of a Web site. As opposed to some WAIS-based or web-server based search engines, ht://Dig can easily span several web servers. The type of these different Web servers doesn't matter as long as they understand common protocols like HTTP.


ht://DIG is part of the Ports Collection.

Make sure you examine the ht://Dig configuration file (~/usr/local/htdig-3.1.6/conf/htdig.conf) to make sure the installation process correctly determined your web site address and your web site maintainer e-mail address.


Once you are comfortable that ht://Dig has been correctly installed, feel free to index your own site by issuing this command:

# /usr/local/htdig/bin/rundig

A simple search page is accessible at the following URL:


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