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Re: [SWISH-E:128] swish-e CGI

From: Omar Thameen <omar(at)>
Date: Thu Jan 29 1998 - 07:05:42 GMT
Wow, I was going to post a modified version of the search-cgi, but
it only added the ability to limit the search to a list of indexes.
This one is much more complete and portable (not to mention above
my perl writing at this point).  Thanks for sharing.

BTW, I tried using it, but I'm getting
delete argument is not a HASH element at /home/path/to/search.cgi line 30.

30: delete @ENV{'IFS', 'CDPATH', 'PATH', 'ENV', 'BASH_ENV'};

I get the idea, so I can get it to work if I turn off the taintperl
check and comment out that line.

So while I'm writing, here are my suggestions for future versions of
1. When "a word is too common", report the word that is too common.
2. When searching multiple indexes, don't stop processing if one of 
   the files doesn't exist, move on to the next one and print the
   errors at the end.


On Tue, Jan 27, 1998 at 12:20:38PM -0800, Eli's List Clearing House wrote:
> I wrote:
> > Anyway, I've recently set up a search engine at my site with swish
> > and it works pretty well. The sample CGI you provide is lousy, and
> > I'll give you a better one (with taint checking and "use strict"
> > for perl) if you'll take it.
> Several people wrote asking for it.
Received on Wed Jan 28 23:16:01 1998