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This document contains information about changes after hl://Dig was forked. To see information about the original project, visit ht://Dig on SourceForge

Wed Mar 15 2018

Default install paths have changed #90

Tue Mar 06 2018

HTML Documention from docs/ is no longer installed when running make install (to help with rpm packaging problems).

Thu Jan 11 2018

#24 Added support for a linked css stylesheet and reformatted the html code of the .html files in installdir. Those are the files that are used for hlsearch results. Instructions for testing have been updated accordingly.

If you've already installed lighttpd for testing (as outlined in, you'll need to add ".css" to the mimetype.assign section in ~/usr/etc/lighttpd.conf

mimetype.assign = (
  ".html" => "text/html",
  ".txt" => "text/plain",
  ".jpg" => "image/jpeg",
  ".png" => "image/png",
  ".css" => "text/css,

Sun Jan 07 2018

ssl support is now enabled by default. Use ./configure --with-openssl=no to disable.

Sat Jan 06 2018

Thanks to Elliot Alexander who, with the help of Bootstrap, overhauled the web site and made it mobile-friendly.

Sat Dec 30 2017

hl://Dig was tested and patched by Martijn de Boer to build and run on Mac OS X High Sierra 10.13.

Sun Dec 10 2017

This project fork was renamed to hl://Dig

Sun Nov 19 2017

Updated the auto-files to support internationalization using gettext, and added an initial po template that primarily contains the "help" output of htdig.

Sat Nov 18 2017

Updated the "" and "" files so aclocal, autoreconf, and automake could be run (renamed the "" files to "")

Documented how to use lighttpd for testing

Tue Nov 14 2017

Removed former ChangeLog; it would be confusing for newcomers

Mon Nov 13 2017

Removed htdoc directory. New web site is needed.

Removed former README; it would be confusing for newcomers (a link to the web site of the original maintainers will remain at the top of this document)

Sun Nov 12 2107

Merged a commit (patch apparently from Jim Cole) lost when I reverted to 3.2.0b6 Fix bug in handling SSL connections.

Wed Nov 08 2017

reverted to 3.2.0b6 and applied patches from the GNU Debian maintainers

Mon Nov 06 2017

Mirrored the htdig repo from

andy5995 commented

I see it's been some years since this has been worked on. Would you accept any PRs if they came your way, or would it be best if I made a separate fork if I decided to promote and continue this project? @roklein

roklein replied

Thank you for your interest in this project. I think it's better you fork and continue there. My repository is basically up to version 3.2b6 and some patches from further down the tree and those used by some major distributions (suse, fedora,...). So in a way, this is probably the most stable version of htdig, currently. Unfortunately it seems, I only put the one tree into the repository (I converted it from CVS), so the older 3.1.6 stuff isn't here. Also the early 4.0 code is missing, but I think you are way better off, not using it. Plese note, there is a fork from jrsupplee which has three additional patches. I didn't review those, however, and never got a pull request.

Best regards, Robert