New compilers mail server feature

John R. Levine <>
Wed, 16 Oct 91 10:26:35 EDT

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Newsgroups: comp.compilers
From: John R. Levine <>
Keywords: administrivia
Organization: Compilers Central
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 91 10:26:35 EDT

I have added an index search feature to the compilers mail server. It
lets you do a keyword search on the subject line index to help find
messages that are of interest without having to retrieve the entire index.

The "search" command looks through the index of subject lines and returns
the index entries that contain the strings in the search command. If you
specify multiple search strings, it will return index entries that match
any of the search strings. A "search all" command returns only entries
that match all search strings. For example "search foo bar" finds entries
that contain either foo or bar, while "search all foo bar" finds entries
that contain both foo and bar. Searches disregard upper and lower case,
and use egrep so you can use the usual egrep wildcards and patterns.

It returns index entries with the message number and size, so you can
then request interesting looking messages by message number.

To use the server, send your request to


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