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Beginning of Search Technology with Archie (1990)

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History of Search Engine can be said as started in A.D. 1990.  The very first tool used for searching on the Internet was Archie. It was created in 1990 by Alan Emtage, a student at McGill University in Montreal.  The Archie Database was made up of the file directories from hundreds of systems. When you searched this Archie Database on the basis of a file’s name, Archie could tell you which directory paths on which systems hold a copy of the file you want. Archie did not index the contents of these sites. This Archie Software, periodically reached out to all known openly available ftp sites, list their files, and build a searchable index. The commands to search Archie were UNIX commands, and it took some knowledge of UNIX to use it to its full capability.

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Written by Bobby

May 23, 2010 at 4:45 am

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