Manual Install Instructions

Download the search engine and save it as search.txt. For best results, use your browser's "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" option to save the file - otherwise it may be corrupted during transfer. Once saved to your hard drive, upload it to your website (use ASCII mode if using FTP).

If your path to Perl is not "/usr/local/bin/perl", then edit the first line of the script to point the appropriate path. The default should work for most people. Your tech support department can tell you the correct path.

>Give this script read and execute permissions for everyone (chmod 755 in the Unix/telnet world; on Windows, no special permissions are needed). Give the script the appropriate file extension, usually .pl or .cgi. Your tech support department can tell you the correct extension. Create a folder named "searchdata" in the same directory as the script. Give this folder read/write/execute permissionsfor everyone (chmod 777 in the Unix/telnet world; on Windows, give Everyone Full Control permissions).

After setting permissions, visit the script in a web browser with querystring "Mode=Admin". For example, if you install to, visit You will be prompted to choose an admin password. Do so. The script will hand back an encrypted version of your password. Copy the encrypted password into the text of the script as directed, and then re-upload it.

Return to the admin web page and log in with your new password. Follow the Create a New Realm link to build a local or remote file searching ability. If there are already realms present, use the Index Files or Crawl Pages commands to start populating the index.If you run into trouble, consider an automated install. The automatic install can self-heal from most common error conditions.