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Simple Search allows you to integrate a keyword and boolean search program into your site so that users can search specified text and HTML documents. It then returns a list of filenames (displayed based on their title tag found in the HTML page) which matched the specified keyword(s). There are several downloading options available below and more information on this script can be found in the Readme file.
The Readme files at Matt's Script Archive contain detailed installation, configuration and usage instructions that will take you step by step from putting the scripts on your system to using them in your web pages. You should read these through and keep them by you when setting up or installing any MSA script. It is probably not a bad idea to print them out. Each compressed script package contains a plain text version of the Readme file, however the links below will take you to their HTML counterparts.

      Readme Files: Simple Search:
            - Copyright and Header
            - Overview
            - search.html
            - History
Simple Search can be downloaded in several different formats, or you can even have it mailed to you as a uuencoded file. Click on one of the links below to the appropriately compressed file and download options will appear.
Simple Search file format: .zip (3.9kb), .tar.gz (4.3kb), .tar (20.5kb) 
The above distributions contain the following files you may wish to view: - The perl script that searches text files and reports its findings.
      README - Includes installation instructions and a detailed description of use.
      search.html - This file contains the HTML form a user fills out to search your site.
Working Demo
Several scripts at Matt's Script Archive lend themselves well to local working demonstrations. Simple Search is one of these and the working demo is available below.

      Simple Search Working Demo
Frequently Asked Questions
The Frequently Asked Questions Archive at MSA is the easiest and fastest way to get help. It contains a list of the most commonly asked questions as well as their answers. Check these out before you seek other means of help, as your question may be answered here already.

      Frequently Asked Questions: Simple Search:
            1. How can I search recursively down directories?
            2. How many files can this program search through?
nms Simple Search
The following is a drop-in replacement for Simple Search that has been developed by a project called nms. We have also supplied info about their goals and modifications.
nms Simple Search file format: .zip (11kb), .tar.gz (9.5kb) 
Modifications and Extras
Extras are customizations, example modifications or anything else which helps you add-on or better utilize your Simple Search script, including ports to operating systems other than Unix.

      Dexterdyne Simple Search Port - Windows 2000/NT
            Modified by J Dexter, this is Simple Search ported to the Windows platform.

      Simple Search with Debug
            Written by Puppet Master, the MSA help list guru, this is my Simple Search
            script with some debugging help and options built in.

      Simple Search in Japanese
            This is a Japanese version of the Simple Search program which has been
            modified to search on the Japanese character set. :: HTML Form to Email Processor
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