shoppa_classiccmp at trailing-edge.com
Sun Sep 3 12:26:44 CDT 2006
Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> e.stiebler wrote:
> > and why are we having an archive of classiccomp, if nobody reads it ?
> I thought that for technical reasons (i.e. it takes many hours to rebuild the
> index, and because Jay hasn't figured out how to clone himself ;) the archive
> was at the stage of: "only works between the hours of 6-8pm, if you happen to
> be on US time". Maybe it's fixed now and I missed a post about it...
Hey, I use the archive occasionally. Usual method of using:
1. Download the gzipped archive of each month's messages. (Typically 1
Mbyte for a month of cctalk).
2. Uncompress the archives.
3. Grep for what I'm looking for.
Often I use it as a substitute for reading the E-mails.
Realistically, on a discussion list most traffic will be people who
want to talk (even if it's just rehashing an old topic for the umpteenth
time) instead of actually exchanging information.
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