ConfigDig: An administration tool for ht://Dig
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ht://Dig is a powerful and FREE open-source world wide web indexing
tool. Perfect for most web sites, it is fast, powerful, and flexible, able to
index multiple sites and search across them. Run your own search engine! For
more information on ht://Dig, visit their excellent web site at http://www.htdig.org/.
ConfigDig is meant to be a companion to ht://Dig, and does what it says: it
configures ht://Dig and all of its component parts. The ConfigDig project provides the users of ht://Dig with several things:
- A group of Perl admin objects that will allow easy scripting of ht://Dig
maintenance and configuration.
- A template-based HTML front end for the Perl admin objects that will
allow easy administration from any web browser.
- An easily extended API that allows programmers to create a similar
front-end in any application framework that supports Perl. Examples of
these would be Perl/TK, Microsoft's Active Server Pages(ASP) or Windows
Scripting Host(WSH), or a C or C++ program (using embedded Perl).
My primary goal for ConfigDig is to make using and configuring ht://Dig as
easy as possible. If you have an idea that will help me achieve this goal,
please feel free to contact me at the address below, or better yet subscribe
to the configdig-dev
ConfigDig current version is 1.01. Here's a glimpse of some of ConfigDig's features as of this first release:
- Ability to maintain a list of ht://Dig configurations and modify the
- Multi-user awareness (to avoid clobbering your co-worker's configuration
options which she just saved to disk!)
- Launching a site indexing run for any configuration in the list, or
scheduling one for later (currently only support on unixes with "at" installed)
- Automated logging of index runs (if initiated through the interface)
- Auto-detection of ht://Dig configuration files in common or
user-suggested locations (save yourself some typing!)
More information on the ConfigDig API can be found in the HTML docs, including with the distribution, and also accessible on this site.
How to get ConfigDig or Help Development
ConfigDig Version 1.01 has been released! The release can be found on the ConfigDig Development page. Or just download it directly from here. The format is tar gzip, a standard internet distribution format. Read the README file for installation instructions. Comments are welcome. Please send them to the configdig-dev mailing list.
Another way to get ConfigDig's most recent working version right now is to get it via CVS. You can find instructions on doing this at the ConfigDig Development page.
Another way you can help development is to complete the short survey at our development site and let me know what you want ConfigDig to do.
Related sites and information
- Perl (Practical Extraction and Report
- The best programming language ever devised, Perl is the language of
choice for web developers and systems administrators the world over.
Already heavily used in Unix-based systems, it is also the best
system-management programming language for Windows systems, hands-down,
and is gaining phenomenal popularity. Put down that Visual Basic book
and learn a language that will actually save you some time!
- The W3 Consortium
- You want standards? You got 'em. Now if people will just use
them.... Find here all the HTML and CSS standards which ConfigDig will
strive to conform to.
Last modified: Sun Feb 20 03:02:11 EST 2000