waissearch

WAISSEARCH(1)               General Commands Manual              WAISSEARCH(1)



NAME
       waissearch - Simple shell user interface for making WAIS requests


SYNOPSIS
       waissearch [-h host-machine] [-p [service-or-port]] [-d database] [-m
       max-results] word word...


DESCRIPTION
       Part of the Wide Area Information Server system.

       waissearch makes a WAIS request over TCP/IP.


OPTIONS
       -h host-machine
                 Server machine name as a IP name.  Defaults to local machine.

       -p [ service-or-port ]
                 Use this port to communicate.  If it is not supplied, then
                 z39_50 is used from the services file.

       -m max-results
                 Set the maximum number of results returned for a query.
                 Default is 40.

       -d database
                 The database to use in the query.  By convention, many
                 servers support the INFO database.

       -v        Print the version number and date of this command.


EXAMPLE
       to query the directory of servers about tcp servers:
              waissearch -h quake.think.com -d directory-of-servers \ -p 210
              tcp

       to ask what tcp databases are supported on a particular server:
              waissearch -h quake.think.com -d INFO -p 210 tcp

       to ask for information on a database:
              waissearch -h quake.think.com -d directory-of-servers \ -p 210
              help


SEE ALSO
       waisserver(1), waisindex(1), waisq(1), xwais(1), xwaisq(1)

       Wide Area Information Servers Concepts by Brewster Kahle.
       Brewster@think.com


DIAGNOSTICS
       The diagnostics produced by the waissearch are meant to be
       self-explanatory.


BUGS
Thinking Machines               Thu Feb 20 1992                  WAISSEARCH(1)