WWW Search Engine Software

ht://Dig © 1995-1998 Andrew Scherpbier <>
Please see the file COPYING for license information.


The ht://Dig system is a complete world wide web indexing and searching system for a small domain or intranet. This system is not meant to replace the need for powerful internet-wide search systems like Lycos, Infoseek, Webcrawler and AltaVista. Instead it is meant to cover the search needs for a single company, campus, or even a particular sub section of a web site.
As opposed to some WAIS-based or web-server based search engines, ht://Dig can span several web servers at a site. The type of these different web servers doesn't matter as long as they understand the HTTP 1.0 protocol.

ht://Dig was developed at San Diego State University as a way to search the various web servers on the campus network. Here are some examples of the application of ht://Dig on the SDSU network:

You can search this documentation as well:

Many different types of searches can be set up using only a single search database. For example, the online documentation search above uses the same database as the campus main search. The difference between the searches is that the documentation search will only show results related to the online documentation.


Here are some of the major features of ht://Dig. They are in no particular order.