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Perlfect Search is a web site indexing and searching CGI application. Features include full-text and meta tag indexing, keyword weighting, relevance-ranked searches, dir/file excludes, stopwords, boolean searches, and an automatic installation and configuration utility that works with most web server setups. It includes an indexer, which automatically scans and indexes a web site, and a search engine, which is a cgi script that serves search queries for keywords over the index, and displays results pages in html, in a standard format including title, description and relevance ranking for each matching document. Advanced features include stopwords, a powerful exclude mechanism and a handy automatic installation and configuration utility. The 3.0 version includes very advanced search and indexing features and is essentially a complete rewrite.


User guide included


Download version 3.31 (stable)
released on 7 March 2003

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey8 November 2000

Leaders and contributors

Giorgos Zervas Maintainer
Daniel Naber Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Help E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use module
Required to use Any DBM compatible module found on the system like DB_File
Required to use SDBM
Required to use NDBM
Required to use etc (DB_File is recommended)
Required to use Perl 5.004 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 30 June 2005.


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