CooHunt (V1.20)

CooHunt is a cool automatic navigator and search engine.
It allows you search for email addresses and send found emails while searching.
It also allows search for images, audio files, and class files.
Just A clicking at images will take you to the related linked page...
Image printing and filing are also available.
and more!!

Try it out: you will be surprised by tons of images, email addresses, audio files, ...
Just a single click at found images will take you to linked pages.

Environment Requirements:

  Operationing System: NT4.x (or later) or Win95

Installation instructions:

  A). Download it:">
B). unzip, say to c:\tmp, you will see following c:\tmp\Coohunt\ (a subdirectory which contains CooHunt and JRE) c:\tmp\Coohunt\coohunt.bat (the file you run to launch CooHunt) c:\tmp\Coohunt\readme.txt (this file) Note: be sure that you restore/create Directory structure stored in using pkunzip.exe with parameter -d. That is, you need to use pkunzip -d Uninstallation instructions: **************************** Just delete the entire CooHunt subdirectory. That is, if you install it in c:\tmp, just delete directory c:\tmp\Coohunt\ How to use CooHunt: ****************** A). Run CooHunt run c:\tmp\Coohunt\coohunt.bat or simply double click at icon of c:\tmp\Coohunt\coohunt.bat from Windows Explorer in Windows NT or Win95 to launch CooHunt. B). Main Screen 1). Hunt page(tab) This is the main control panel of CooHunt. You can select what to search and how to search here. CooHunt allows you search Email addresses, image links, audio links, and others at the same time. You need to enter a "seed" URL such, to start your search at. CooHunt provide a variety of search styles: All links - CooHunt picks whatever links it meets for its next step with only key word preferance. Site by site - CooHunt finishes all the subpages in a site(domain) (and buffer limited outside links) before it process other domans. This style requires less memory slower than "All links". One disadvantage is that it may miss those sub pages which can not be reached from its main page. Sub link only - Coohunt only processes sub pages of the seed site. Sub link scan - CooHunt "physically" try charactors one by one to find potentail pages. For example, if you set length of searching to 8 and start at "", it will try ... ... You can specifiy prefix such as "~" so that you can search an ISP's to find all its users' homepage such as This is a very useful style. Although it may be slow but it will cover all the existing sub pages. Characters of styles: - The fastest one is "All links" but it requires a lot of memory. If you don't have enough memory in your system, the search may end up with "Out of memory" error or slow down dramatically after a long period search since CooHunt keep all the links as search history. - The most efficient style is "Site By Site"(actually, Domain By Domain). It is a little bit slow during early phase of search but get faster when each site is done. - If you like to find EVERY link under a url, for example all members' home page in compuserve's, "Sub Link Scan" is what you want. It will scan an url charater by charater "physically". It is slow but you will cover ALL existing links. - "Sub link only" search only links belong (with a high-level url path as their prefix) an url. Any not related links will be ignored. Please report any bugs or wish by clicking at button "Bug Report" so that we can fix bugs shortly and add your wish to next version. 2). Email page You will do your email searching and posting here. You can start Auto Mail so that CooHunt posts email for you while it's hunting for email addresses. You can also send a particular item or block. An email Editor will be poped up if you try to mail but no content is ready so that you can enter your email or load it from a file. CooHunt includes something interesting: Junk Mail Defanse. If you are bothered by junk emails(sent by CooHunt?!), it may provide an efficient way to "kill" the mailer's incoming mailbox(if you really know the maller's email address) by filling up mailer's mailbox with junk mail. That is, this function allows you send thousands of email to a specified email address. 3). Image page You hunt for image URLs in this screen. You can start hunting by clicking at "Auto Show" button(If you only see "Stop Show" button that means that you have started Image hunting). Or you can click at "Start Hunt" button(If you only see "Stop Hunt" button that means the hunting has been started). There are two ways to view found images: you can either allow Auto Show to show you found images one by one after clicking at "Auto Show" button or you can click at the list or arrows to see a particular iamge in the image list. Note: when you click at any button of list, Auto Show will be stop. You need to click at the "Auto Show" button again to restart it. Filing image function only support regular GIFs. To file a GIF89(animated GIF) or jpg files, click at button "Original Image" and you will see a browser is opened. You can then save the image from the browser(choose File | Save from the browser menu). 4). Audio page This page is not available yet and will be available in next version. 5). Other page This page is not available yet and will be available soon. But all the searching results will be stored in the corresponding subdirectories. For example, class files will be stored in data\class. 6). REGISTRATION page The demo will be partially disabled after you view 500 images or send 300 emails. You can enable CooHunt by register it in this screen. Registration is only a click away. Just following the Step-By-Step instructions in the registration screen to register. C). Menu 1). File | Open Open function allows you to open an incomplete search and continue it (by clicking at button "Start Hunt" after open the search) 2). File | Save As Save As function allows you to save an incomplete search so that you can continue the search later by loading the saved search log file using Load function above. Coohunt will confirm if you like to save the incomplete search when you exit with an incomplete search. 3). File | Exit Exit does the same as what Exit button does. 4). Option | Set Option Option dialog is a place where you customize Coohunt. You can open option dialog from Coohunt's menu Option | Options. There are four pages in option dialog: a). General You can customize all the name of buffer files and directories. Since your machine has limited resouce such as memory and disk space, you can set up a proper number of live threads, maxmum number if threads(only live thread can do searching task while the rest of threads are put in to "sleep"), size of buffering files (Please don't set them too big to fit in to list boxes), period of thread sleeping, You can clear all the buffer files by clicking at "Clear All Logs" button. b). Email CooHunt makes sure that no redundant email is sent by checking redundancy against sent email addresses stored in buffer files. Coohunt will discard sent block(a set of email addresses stored in a file) after sending them if you check box "Remove Sent email". This may increase the process speed but it may cause that CooHunt sends redundant mails. The similar things happen if you remove sent mail by clicking at button "Remove Sent Email". You can clear email buffer files by clicking at "Clear Email Logs" button. There are two ways to send email: a). sending email directly from CooHunt. Sending mail in this way is simple. You only need to specify your Outgoing Mail(SMTP) Server. b). if there is a firewall between your browser and your server, you may need to send email by a cgi script, coohunt.cgi under CooHunt\CGI directory. You need to install it in your server. You also need to specify the url of coohunt.cgi. c). Image Coohunt can either discard the current block(a set of image URL stored in a file) when you switch to next block or keep them. You can choose from one of them using the check box labeled "Removed read image" in option dialog. Coohunt can also remove redundant items in a block by checking box "Remove redundant items in a block" but this may slow down its process. You can clear iamge buffer files by clicking at "Clear Image Logs" button. d). Audio This page is not available yet and will be available in next version. e). Other You can enable or disable all other types of searching here. 5). Help | About You will see Coohont is info and registration status here. 6). Help | General Clicking at menu item will open a browser with readme.txt loaded. Tips to increase searching speed and efficiency *********************************************** 1). Use "Site By Site" search style if you get "Out of memory" error when using "All links" style since "Site By Site" resquires much less memory. 2). Don't save email by page (uncheck checkbox "One page per block" in option dialog) and increase field "Num found verify" and "Num found in memory"so that Coohunt process email duplicate verification in larger blocks. 3). Adjust "number of life threads" to match your system. 4). Adjust java.exe or jre.exe parameters to match your system. TroubleShooting *************** 1). If Coohunt stops(hangs) after searching for a while and a "out of memory" error message is shown in the console window(the dark window), you need to increase memory for Java Virtual Machine by increasing the -mx and -ms flags in coohunt.bat For Example, change coohunt.bat to: jre -mx16000000 -ms8000000 -classpath .;.\symantec\SYMBEANS.JAR;c:\Progra~1\JavaSoft\JRE\1.1\lib\rt.jar coohunt or larger jre -mx32000000 -ms16000000 -classpath .;.\symantec\SYMBEANS.JAR;c:\Progra~1\JavaSoft\JRE\1.1\lib\rt.jar coohunt After you change -mx and -ms, you get "out of memory" right after you start CooHunt, that means that you don't have enough memory to assign to Java Virtual Machine. You need to increase Virtual Memeory of your machine as needed. For example, seting -mx32000000 -ms16000000 requires Vitural Memeory size to be set to at least 200MB.(Please open panel | System | Performance to change your Virtual Memory) 2). Another way to get around the out of memory with limited memory is saving current search after you get "out of memory" error. Move or delete some resource buffer files such as image buffer files. Then, load the saved search and restart the search. 3). If you install a later version and no CooHunt window is popped up after you doule click at icon of coohunt.bat(you may only see the console window), you need to close the console window and delete the previous ini file at ./CooHunt/classes/coohunt.ini (If you get a delete permission deny error, you may want to exit Win95 or NT and delete it after you reenter)