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Old 03-11-2006, 05:08 AM   #1
lordofring
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search mailing list archive


Hello,

I used some mailing lists to get help. For example: http://ozlabs.org/pipermail/linuxppc-embedded/

I used google with the site filter to search the mailing list. But I found that it miss thinges. So I am looking for a tool or a script to search the archives of thses kind mailing lists.

Thanks

lordofring
 
Old 03-11-2006, 07:26 AM   #2
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Here's my first idea: download all the gzipped text files (they're mboxes, afaict), cat the all together into one file, then grep for the text you want to search for.

sed and wget will come in handy in downloading all the gzipped mboxes ;-)

Possibly, you could bludgeon the mailing list manager to make available a gzipped mbox of *all* traffic (or yearly, or...).

hth --Jonas
 
Old 03-11-2006, 10:27 PM   #3
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Hi jonaskoelker

We have the same idea. Downloading part is easy. A daily cron job will do it. But script to analyse and to search from all files. It's difficult for me especially for searching with multiply words. Any idea?

Best regards,

lordofring
 
Old 03-12-2006, 11:56 AM   #4
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Daily cron job(b)s? I hope you only download the current
month (otherwise, you're causing a lot of redundant traffic).

Anyways, searching is actually what I'd consider the easy part: (as I said) use grep. Read the manual if you don't know grep.

example:
Code:
$ grep -E '^.*gry$' /usr/share/dict/words
angry
hungry
$ exit
 
  


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