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WebSearch - a web-searching application demonstrating WWW::Search
WebSearch [-m MaxCount] [-e SearchEngine] [-o option] [-o option...]
This program is provides a command-line interface to web search
engines, listing all URLs found for a given query. This program also
provides a simple demonstration of the WWW::Search Perl library for web
The program supports a number of search engines; use WebSearch --list
to see which backends are installed.
A more sophisticated client is AutoSearch which maintains a change list
of found objects.
For examples and hints about searches, see AutoSearch.
WebSearch uses Getopt::Long, so you can use double-minus with long
option names, or single-minus with one-letter abbreviations.
--engine e_name, -e e_name
The string e_name is the name of (the module for) the desired
search engine. Capitalization matters. See `perldoc
WWW::Search` to find out what the default is (probably Null).
Use --list to get a list of installed backends.
Perform the search to mimic the default browser-based search.
Not implemented for all backends, see the documentation for
--list Prints to STDERR a \n-separated list of installed backends.
--max max_count, -m max_count
Specify the maximum number of hits to retrieve.
--option o_string, -o o_string
Specify a search-engine option in the form 'key=value' (or just
'key'). Can be repeated for as many options are needed. Keys
can be repeated.
As the first line of output, print the approximate hit count.
As the last line of output, print the actual hit count.
Do not print any URLs. Only useful if you also specify
--count. If you specify --terse but not --count, there will be
no output no matter how many hits are found!
For each hit result, print all the URLs that the search engine
indicated were equivalent to it. (Some URLs may refer to the
same object.) Can be combined with --verbose; can not be
combined with --raw.
For each hit result, print the raw HTML. Not implemented for
Verbose mode. Enumerate the returned URLs and show the
description, score, date, etc. for each.
Print version information and exit immediately.
--debug <i>, -d <i>
Display back-end debugging information (with debug level <i>)
Set the _host option for the WWW::Search object (backend-
Set the _port option for the WWW::Search object (backend-
Set the username with which to login to the backend.
Set the password with which to login to the backend.
Display low-level libwww-perl debugging information
The environment variable http_proxy (or HTTP_PROXY) specifies a proxy,
For the library, see WWW::Search.
For a more sophisticated client, see AutoSearch.
"WebSearch" was written by John Heidemann, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
"WebSearch" is maintained by Martin Thurn, <email@example.com>.
Copyright (c) 1996-1997 University of Southern California. All rights
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THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
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