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namazu - A full-text retrieval search system

Namazu is a full-text search system intended for easy use. It not only works as a CGI program for a small or medium scale Web search engine, but also works as a personal use search system for your pile of emails. Supported document types are HTML, Mail/News, MHonArc, RFC, TeX (with detex), man (with groff), PDF (with pdftotext) and plain text.


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Version 2.0.13 (stable) released on 2004-04-14
Licensed under The GNU General Public License, Version 2 or later.
This is not a GNU package.

User manual available st; Japanese users manual available at
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Related information

Source (repostory:namazu, password: guest)
Interfacescommand line, terminal
Programsbnamazu, cgi, mknmz, gcnmz, kwnmz, mailutime, nmzgrep, rfnmz, vfnmz
Source languagesPerl, C
Supported languagesPerl, C
Use requirementsPerl, File::MMagic
Weak prerequisitesnkf, kakasi, chasen

Entry information

License verified byJanet Casey <> on 2001-01-31
Entry compiled byJanet Casey <>


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