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From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Mon Mar 15 2004 - 17:14:29 GMT
On Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at 08:32:37AM -0800, Bill Pavich wrote:
> Hello Bill.
> Yes, I'm running the latest swish-e on a sun box. I'm using it for local
> file indexing only and it works great.
> I am trying to hack swish.cgi to take two command line arguments. 
>   Arg[0] = "/path/to/index/file"
>   Arg[1] = "full search arguments for swish-e"

swish.cgi is a CGI script.  So how would would those arguments get set?

> I'm just not a perl guy, so I'm struggling hacking swish.cgi to take
> these arguments and return the results. I'm setup for using
> SWISH::TemplateToolkit. I'm trying to create links for some "quick
> searches" on my indexes. You know, searches that 90% of folks will run.
> So, to save them from setting up the search, I just wanted to use a
> clickable href link they could just click on. I have about 6 or so of
> these really commonly used searches. Now, the main search system uses
> swish.cgi and TemplateToolkit and works really well. 

If all you want is some pre-defiend links then setup the hrefs as
needed.  Do the search manually then copy-n-paste the URL shown on the
search results page to your hrefs (escaping as needed ( e.g. & => &amp;

Bill Moseley
Received on Mon Mar 15 09:14:29 2004