OSR5 FAQ

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How do I access the SCO Unix online docs from a browser?

Point your browser at port 457, and ask for document dochome.html. For example, if your server is server.foo.com, use the URL http://server.foo.com:457/dochome.html

You don't have access to the search tools this way, but you can simulate that with the following cgi-bin script.


#!/bin/sh
# @(#) nftpsearch - wrapper for simple form access to scohelp search engine 
# call without QUERY_STRING set html form, with QUERY_STRING for search
# relies on single Form search field called query
#
# Install as:  /var/scohttp/cgi-bin/nftsearch.sh  on OSR5.0.[024] systems.
# Access via:  URL:<http://localhost:457/cgi-bin/nftsearch.sh> (any browser)

if [ -z "$QUERY_STRING" ] ; then 

HELP_SVR="http://localhost:457"            # YOUR HELP SERVER system
SCRIPT="$HELP_SVR/cgi-bin/nftsearch.sh"    # cgi-bin path of this script

cat <<EOF
    <HEAD>
    <TITLE> ScoHelp Search </TITLE>
    <LINK REV="made" HREF="mailto:hops@sco.com">
    </HEAD>

    <BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFF0" TEXT="#000000">
    <H1>ScoHelp Search </H1>

    For scohelp searching from a non ScoHelp Browser <BR>
    <HR>
    <STRONG>Enter single word search term in search field Below</STRONG>
    <P>
    <FORM METHOD=GET ACTION=$SCRIPT>
    <INPUT NAME="query" SIZE=30>
    <INPUT TYPE="submit" VALUE="Search">
    <INPUT TYPE="reset" VALUE="Clear">
    </FORM>
    <HR>

    <A HREF="$HELP_SVR/dochome.html">ScoHelp DocHome </A>

    </BODY>
    </HTML>
EOF

exit 0
fi


eval $QUERY_STRING
QUERY_STRING=$query
export QUERY_STRING

PATH_TRANSLATED=/usr/lib/scohelp/library.stz
PATH_INFO=/library.stz

export QUERY_STRING PATH_TRANSLATED PATH_INFO   

#export  GATEWAY_INTERFACE HTTP_ACCEPT HTTP_CONNECTION HTTP_HOST
#export HTTP_REFERER HTTP_USER_AGENT PATH REMOTE_ADDR REMOTE_HOST REQUEST_METHOD
#export SCRIPT_NAME SERVER_NAME SERVER_PORT SERVER_PROTOCOL SERVER_SOFTWARE

exec /var/scohttp/cgi-bin/ftsearch
 




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