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From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Mon Mar 15 2004 - 17:39:16 GMT
On Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at 09:25:36AM -0800, Bill Pavich wrote:
> Yes, I know. You can simply use href html tags like so with the index
> predefined and search terms predefined on the command line:
> <a
> href=/cgi-bin/swish-quick.cgi%20\"/opt/swish-index/swish031104.index\"%2
> 0\"weather page pubdate=031504\">Weather Page for March 15, 2004</a>
> Then, in swish-quick.cgi:
> My $indexargument = $ARGV[0];
> My $searchstringargument = $ARGV[1];

No.  With CGI you pass in a valid request, the server sets up the environment
with the CGI parameters and then runs the cgi program.  The cgi params are not
available via @ARGV they are either available from stdin with POST or in QUERY_STRING
with GET requests.

Say you want a predefiend search for the phrase "swish.cgi" you could
use this:

<a href="">
    Search for &quot;swish.cgi&quot;

> Am I just way off on this, or does that sound like something that's
> doable?

You want to show search results, right?  The pass in a URL that
generates the search results.  It should be that simple.

Bill Moseley
Received on Mon Mar 15 09:39:17 2004