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I write many small utility programs to make my life easier. I have decided to share some of these programs in the hope that other people will find them of some use. They are predominantly written in Python which is my current language of choice.

Submits a URL to the following major search engines: AltaVista, Excite, HotBot, InfoSeek, Lycos, OpenText and WebCrawler.

To create this program, I have extracted the action URL and form field names from each of the search engines. I have then used Python's HTTP module to submit an indentical request to the search engine.

Note: To format the HTML output I get back from the search engine I currently use Lynx. This is will be changed soon to use Python's HTML parsing module.

Created by: Kevan Heydon on Tuesday, 18-Jan-2000 12:13:15 GMT