Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0.9 Administrator's Configuration File Reference


The cindex-init function sets the default settings for common indexing. Common indexing (also known as fancy indexing) is performed by the Service function index-common. Indexing occurs:

This function is applicable in Init-class directives. In common (fancy) indexing, the directory list shows the name, last modified date, size, and description of each indexed file or directory.


The following table describes the cindex-init parameters.

Table 5–1 cindex-init Parameters




(Optional) String of letters specifying the options to activate. Currently there is only one possible option: 

s instructs the server to scan each HTML file in the directory that is being indexed for the contents of the HTML TITLE tag. The TITLE tag must be within the first 255 characters of the file. This option is off by default.

The search for TITLE is not case-sensitive.


(Optional) Specifies the width of each column in the indexing display. The string is a comma-separated list of numbers that specify the column widths in characters for name, last-modified date, size, and description respectively. 

The default value for the widths parameter is 22, 18, 8, and 33.

The final three values (corresponding to last-modified date, size, and description) can each be set to 0 to turn off the display for that column. The name column cannot be turned off.

The minimum size of a column (if the value is non-zero) is specified by the length of its title. For example, the minimum size of the date column is 5 (the length of the date plus one space). If you set a non-zero value for a column that is less than the length of its title, the width defaults to the minimum required to display the title.


(Optional) Determines whether the last-modified time is shown in local time or in Greenwich Mean Time. The values are GMT or local. The default is local.


(Optional) Determines the format of the last modified date. It uses the format specification for the UNIX function strftime().

The default is %d-%b-%Y %H:%M.


(Optional) Specifies a wildcard pattern for file names that the server should ignore while indexing. By default, file names starting with a period (.) are always ignored. For more information, see Appendix B, Using Wildcard Patterns.


(Optional) Specifies the URI prefix the index-common function uses when generating URLs for file icons (.gif files). By default, it is /mc-icons/.

If icon-uri is different from the default, the pfx2dir function in the NameTrans directive must be changed so that the server can find these icons.


Init fn="cindex-init" widths="50,1,1,0"
Init fn="cindex-init" ignore="*private*"
Init fn="cindex-init" widths="22,0,0,50"