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2004-11-19 19:56:02.724614+00 by Dan Lyke 8 comments

Anyone got suggestions for a local search engine for a web site? I've got one I wrote a few years ago, but I'll bet there are better ones out there and I'm distinctly against reinventing wheels right now.

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#Comment Use google? made: 2004-11-19 22:44:50.912265+00 by: td

Search flutterby.com using Google:

#Comment Re: made: 2004-11-20 00:41:06.800436+00 by: Dan Lyke

This isn't for Flutterby, and the person involved definitely wants a local search (partially for content and indexing issues).

#Comment Re: Use google? made: 2004-11-20 01:23:06.071936+00 by: td

I don't know what you mean by local, then. The example gets only pages on flutterby.com (I would have thought "local" had to mean "at the local site") and is easy make work on any web site at all (just look at the page source, or see http://www.google.com/searchcode.html). And the price is right (free!) for the best searcher there is. You just have to let google index it, or is that what you mean by indexing issues?

#Comment Re: made: 2004-11-20 02:59:00.733085+00 by: Dan Lyke

I believe that the specific desire is for searching on files which are excluded from general access in the robots.txt file. You've got to find the site in the first place to search in it.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-11-20 12:30:15.021865+00 by: DaveP

I've been using perlfect search for years. Works, wasn't too hard to set up. My biggest complaint is lack of customizability, but then I'm almost five years behind. Guess I'll add that to my "things to do as I upgrade the server" list.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-11-20 14:52:36.144331+00 by: Larry Burton

Would Lucene work?

#Comment Re: made: 2004-11-21 04:04:02.257357+00 by: crasch

Perhaps ht:dig?

#Comment Re: made: 2004-11-21 14:52:48.921133+00 by: meuon

I'd used ht://dig a few years ago, it was very customizable.