RE: swish-cgi.pl authored by John Millard
I have successfully indexed and searched via command line a group of
locally stored HTML files, but apparently am unable to configure the
swish-cgi.pl Perl script to search.
Under Mac OS X 10.0.4 I've installed the script inside the
/Library/WebServer/CGI-Executables and successfully set the execution
file attribute via chmod.
When I invoke http://localhost/cgi-bin/swish-cgi.pl from my browser, the
Search Form appears, complete with fully operational drop down menus and
However, performing a Start Search command results in a Your Search
Results page (all properly HTML-formatted) with '0 returned items.'
Now, I've verified that the index that is pointed to in the script is
the same file that gives me non-zero results when I search via command
line, so I'm certain the index file is not corrupt.
Just in case, here are my user defined configuration variables:
# Absolute path and command to execute the SWISH searcher
$swish = "/Applications/swish-e/swish-search-MacOSX";
# URL of where you put this cgi
$swishcgi = "/cgi-bin/swish-cgi.pl";
# Optional parameters to pass to the SWISH searcher
$params = " ";
# Absolute path and filename of your created swish index file
$index = "/Users/bentlam/Documents/LAT/docs-
Diamond Bar, California
Received on Sat Sep 15 23:52:01 2001