From: E. Naeher <enaeher@yi...> - 2003-04-30 04:07:09
Can anyone direct me to a civilized OSS/Linux Z39.50 standalone client? So far all I've found are libraries, and I really don't want to build my own. I have tried Willow but it doesn't seem to be compatible with the newer Linux kernels.
Lower Cape Fear Historical Society
From: Ben Soares <Ben.S<oares@ed...> - 2003-04-30 07:22:32
The yaz library from indexdata (http://www.indexdata.com/yaz/) includes
a command-line z39.50 client called yaz-client. If you install the
RPMs on a linux box it should be in your PATH. Caution though: the
query syntax is a little mysterious if you haven't come across it
before, but then what do you expect for a Z39.50 client?!
On Wednesday, 30 April, 2003 05:31, E. Naeher wrote:
> Can anyone direct me to a civilized OSS/Linux Z39.50 standalone
> client? So far all I've found are libraries, and I really don't want
> to build my own. I have tried Willow but it doesn't seem to be
> compatible with the newer Linux kernels.
> --Eli Naeher
> Lower Cape Fear Historical Society
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From: Mike Hansen <mwhansen@hm...> - 2003-04-30 07:53:12
If you are a perl programmer (even if a limited one), you might want to
check out the Net::Z3950 module ( http://perl.z3950.org ). I have used
it for things such as going through a text file of ISBN numbers,
obtaining a MARC record for them, and then writing all of the MARC
records to a file. The script was pretty trivial and straightforward to
Mike Hansen <mwhansen@...>