htfuzzy - fuzzy command-line search utility for the ht://Dig search
htfuzzy [-c configfile] [-v] algorithm [options]
Description to follow here
Use the specified configfile instead of the default.
-v Verbose mode Use this to get more verbose output while running
htfuzzy. More than one v can be specified (ie. -vv , -vvv
etc ). Specifying more than two v’s is probably only useful for
Different algorithms are supported for searching:
soundex Creates a slightly modified soundex key database.
Differences with the standard soundex algorithm are: Keys are 6
digits and the first letter is also encoded. metaphone
Creates a metaphone key database. This algorithm is more
specific to English, but will get fewer "weird" matches than
the soundex algorithm.
accents (No description of the algorithm at the moment)
endings Creates two databases which can be used to match
common word endings. The creation of these databases requires a
list of affix rules and a dictionary which uses those affix
rules. The format of the affix rules and dictionary files are
the ones used by the ispell program. Included with the
distribution are the affix rules for English and a fairly small
English dictionary. Other languages can be supported by
getting the appropriate affix rules and dictionaries. These are
available for many languages; check the ispell distribution for
synonyms Creates a database of synonyms for words. It reads a
text database of synonyms and creates a database that htsearch
can then use. Each line of the text database consists of words
where the first word will have the other words on that line as
Notes on searching
Please consult specialised literature to find out how the different
algorithms work or simply try another
search strategy you do not get the intended search results.
The default configuration file.
Please refer to the HTML pages (in the htdig-doc package)
/usr/share/doc/htdig-doc/html/index.html and the manual pages
htdigconfig(8) , htmerge(1) , htnotify(1) , htsearch(1) and rundig(1)
for a detailed description of ht://Dig and its commands.
This manual page was written by Robert Ribnitz. It is based on
documentation of ht://Dig, and on earlier manpages provided by
Christian Schwarz and Stijn de Bekker.
21 July 1997 htdig(1)