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       htfuzzy  -  fuzzy  command-line  search utility for the ht://Dig search


       htfuzzy [-c configfile] [-v] algorithm [options]


       Description to follow here


       -c configfile
              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
              debugging purposes.

Supported Algorithms

       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
              more details.

              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)