Execute a shell-script to search

Nathan Torkington <Nathan.Torkington@vuw.ac.nz>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1993 11:44:08 +1200
From: Nathan Torkington <Nathan.Torkington@vuw.ac.nz>
Message-id: <199307202344.AA20354@kauri.vuw.ac.nz>
To: www-talk@nxoc01.cern.ch
In-reply-to: Stephen C. Pope's message <9307202335.AA17335@max.acl.lanl.gov>
Subject: Execute a shell-script to search
Status: RO
Stephen C. Pope writes:

> OK, here's (IMHO) a better way to do this.
> [...]

Very sexy :)  What (ideally) I'd like to do is to be able to specify,
in /etc/httpd.conf is
	SEARCH	file:/home.html	/usr/local/bin/www/search-home-page
	SEARCH  file:/*.html /usr/local/bin/www/search-this-page

Specify what the search program is for each page.  Then, when it comes
time to fork and exec, the argv[0] of the search process is set to the
page that it would have been searching (/usr/local/www/home.html for

Nevertheless, I think your solution of using the extension of the
executable to specify the data returned is rather elegant.  I hope
CERN are taking notes :)