Best way to use (exploit) mailing list


#1

hey Chaps,

I’ve now got close to 12,000 emails stored on this box from this
mailing list. What methods do you chaps use to find stuff here?

grep (topic)
grep (module /class)
some pther thing?


#2

Switch to Mac, it has a feature called “spotlight” which will search
all your emails (and other files) in few seconds. It is truly amazing!

daesan


#3

On 2/18/06, John M. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

hey Chaps,

I’ve now got close to 12,000 emails stored on this box from this
mailing list. What methods do you chaps use to find stuff here?

grep (topic)
grep (module /class)
some pther thing?

Note that some emails may be encoded in weird ways making grep useless
for searching.
So you either need to search in an email client or in the web archives.
Alternatively, you could write a script to decode the mails or just
ignore the ones that are not readable (ie my emails are probably
base64 encoded or somesuch).

Thanks

Michal


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#4

John M. wrote:

hey Chaps,

I’ve now got close to 12,000 emails stored on this box from this
mailing list. What methods do you chaps use to find stuff here?

grep (topic)
grep (module /class)
some pther thing?

Hmmm… why not just use Google?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.ruby


#5

John M. removed_email_address@domain.invalid writes:

hey Chaps,

I’ve now got close to 12,000 emails stored on this box from this
mailing list. What methods do you chaps use to find stuff here?

grep (topic)
grep (module /class)
some pther thing?

Namazu and mairix, here.


#6

Sounds like a fun ruby problem. Write a simple word indexer and search
front end in ruby.


#7

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Tim H. wrote:

Hmmm… why not just use Google?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.ruby

Don’t forget Gmane:
http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.ruby.general
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#8

Suraj K. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

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Also Namzu…
http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/ruby/ruby-talk/index.shtml

… and mailbox search on Gogglemail.

robert

#9

DÅ?a Sobota 18 Február 2006 18:43 John M. napísal:

hey Chaps,

I’ve now got close to 12,000 emails stored on this box from this
mailing list. What methods do you chaps use to find stuff here?

grep (topic)
grep (module /class)
some pther thing?

Delete (cackle) everything older than a day I’m not interested in
after
skimming through the first post, rinse, repeat for replies. If I find
out I
need it later, Google to the rescue.

David V.


#10

Mozilla’s mail program works very nicely searches old ruby emails. I’ve
find it very useful
Tom R.