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Jugtail - Gopher search tool

What is Jugtail?

Jugtail is a command line Gopher menu search engine and display tool. You can learn what Gopher is by browsing this Gopher site, for which a web interface is also available:

The author of Jugtail is Rhett "Jonzy" Jones, who has decided to release his popular tool under the GPL license.

For existing trademark issues on the previous name of this software, the program has been renamed to Jugtail, which is a slightly modified version of the original, more suited for running on most modern Unix-like (POSIX) systems. These modifications have been made by Claudio Fontana.

Example jugtail server

Chris has put a jugtail server online, which serves possibly the largest jughead/jugtail database. Check it out at:

Vote for fixing Gopher in mozilla

Unfortunately the newer popular mozilla-based browsers do not support Gopher correctly when running on non-default ports. The mozilla people seem to require votes to address bug reports, so please cast your vote for dreaded bug 158888:

Project information

The Jugtail project is hosted by Savannah, and you can reach further information about project development at the Savannah jugtail project page [] .


Jugtail is released under the GNU GPL version 2.
You can find all information about the GPL in the COPYING file included in the packages, or from the GNU web site at the following address: .

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Copyright (C) 2006-2007 Claudio Fontana.