__/ [ Martin Gregorie ] on Friday 24 February 2006 15:23 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ Ken Parkes ] on Thursday 23 February 2006 21:49 \__
>>> On Thu, 23 Feb 2006 21:03:42 +0000, Darren Salt wrote:
>>>> I demand that Ken Parkes may or may not have written...
>>>>> Have been searching for an old sent email. If I enter, in a terminal,
>>>>> <grep Gamblesby /mnt/backup/username/.Mail> I get no response from the
>>>>> instruction. If I open Tools>Find File in Konqueror, and enter the
>>>>> same request I get the sent mail file containing Gamblesby in the
>>>>> message within
>>>>> 15 seconds. What am I doing wrong with grep please? I thought Find
>>>>> File was just a front end for grep.
>>>> -R, -r, --recursive, --directories=recurse. Take your pick...
>>> Many thanks Darren. O'Reilly Linux in a nutshell was no help, said -R
>>> was to preprocess with refer. Your post made me check again. I had
>>> turned two pages, from grep -d to groff -f. Quietly goes into a
>>> corner and bangs head against wall.
>> For simplicity, it is often worth using the facilities provided the mail
>> program to do full body search. Good applications will build good indices
>> or hash tables to make subsequent searches faster. The advantage of this
>> approach is that you get the message in question well-encapsulated and
>> among context. Failing that, I choose to use fgrep -R * in the appropriate
>> Kind regards,
> mboxgrep is quite nice. By default it does regex searches among the
> headers and pulls out the entire e-mail.
> Its open source, not a standard part of any distro.
Nice one! I await the day when such tools are incorporated into FOSS/Linux
mail clients. OpenOffice 2 is finally doing regex, which the competitors'
products do not.
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