These are some handy perl scripts I have either modified or written. Included here are the now famous kidofwais.pl and print_hit_bold.pl scripts, as originally done by Mike Grady. These scripts are meant to create a more-or-less human-readble interface for the freeWAIS series of fulltext search engines. There's also a script for producing Japanese text as GIFs, a script for presenting pictures produced via a Connectix QuickCam and a series of scripts that comprise the CA*Net 3 looking glass.
Print_hit_bold.pl is an accompanying script for kidofWAIS.pl, written by Mike Grady. Really there are only two changes: I added the tag pair around the stock bold tag pair to enhance a hit's visibility, and I also modified the script to fetch the hilighted document via HTTP, rather than finding it through the filesystem. It requires Jeffrey Friedl's two perl libraries, network.pl, and www.pl.
See the documentation inside the script for more details.
Here are local copies of the required libraries:
Jeffrey Friedl's perl archive will always have the newest versions of these first.
Note that this incarnation of the code is the final version and not likely to be supported in the future. A newer, more robust version of the code will be released sometime in the near future.
Comments and contributions welcome.
Here is the local copy of the required library:
Jeffrey Friedl's perl archive will always have the newest versions of this first.
Jeffrey Friedl came up with txt2gif, which allowed one to take the contents of an EUC-JP-encoded text file and transform it into GIFs.
That software was then extended to support background as well as foreground colours. Version 2.0 allows for vertical printing of Japanese as GIFs.