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Site Search Utility (not Google!) – JerryRowe

JerryRowe

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Registered: 07-15-2002
I have gotten extremely ambitious, so here goes:

I would like to know if anyone here could reccomend a free site search engine (besides Google!).

Nothing really fancy. But I would like it to be able to exclude certain items from the search (like, only find files that end in the letter "C," or only look for files ending in .html, or something). It doesn't have to be dynamic, just something that I can configure to exclude certain results.

Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks a lot! (I'm brand new to searching technology, so please do forgive my total ignorance here.)


--Jerry

kiwee

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Posts: 578
From: oxfordshire, england
Registered: 04-17-2004
i don't know if there is 1

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JohnMcLernon_77

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From: Northern Ireland
Registered: 05-31-2004
Hi Jerry,

What you could try doing is creating your own search engine using PHP & MySQL. That way, you can use the criteria that you want not what someonce else thinks you should know. Also, because PHP and MySQL are open source, they're free. I had to make one a couple years ago and it wasn't hard. There is loads of help on the net to learn them. There are books you can buy that will teach you how to do it. Below are a few names of books I used to learn them.

PHP Essentials ** VERY GOOD BOOK, EASY TO FOLLOW & UNDERSTAND **
by J. Meloni

PHP and MySQL For Dummies, 2nd Edition [E-BOOK: ADOBE READER]
Janet Valade (Author) ** GOOD BOOK, EASY TO FOLLOW, NEEDS GENERAL HTML
KNOWLEDGE **

MySQL/PHP Database Applications
by Jay Greenspan, Brad Bulger

MySQL
by Paul Dubois

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Imsold4christ

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Posts: 305
From: Gresham, OR, US
Registered: 01-20-2001
I'm sorry, there's just no reason anyone should not use Google. They offer the ability to use their search engine in programs that you write. They have their own API for it even.

†Caleb†

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ArchAngel

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Posts: 3450
From: SV, CA, USA
Registered: 01-29-2002
I've met the guy who started google, too. (atleast I think I did. one of the guys, atleast)

sry.. I'm not sure if I can help you too much.. I stick tend to stick with Google.

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