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Re: [Nmh-workers] Questionable code - the bigger picture

From: Mike O'Dell
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Questionable code - the bigger picture
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 20:46:39 -0400
User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2 (Macintosh/20050317)

best solution i've found for The Big Search function is "glimpse".
index the ~/Mail directory (and have cron do it regularly)
and then "glimpse <terms>" and presto!

you can arrange to just get file names out for matches so
capturing that and generating a sequence shouldn't be too hard
but i haven't been motiviated to write the script


Nathan Bailey wrote:
Jon Steinhart <address@hidden> wrote:

        3.  Improve the reading end of mime mail.  I've brought this issue up
            before and have ideas on how to do this.

Such as?  (e.g. I'm sure I could work out how to make 'scan' show real
text instead of: "=?ISO-2202-JP?Q?=82l=82 ..." in subject lines if I
RTFM'd, but shouldn't it be a default?)

So what else needs doing?  Let's put together a plan to do it.

Probably my biggest mh challenge at present is finding messages, i.e.
did I file that in this folder or that one?  This is probably the most
likely thing to move me from mh to something like Thunderbird (with
inbuilt search).  I currently grep -R to find such messages, I have
played with glimpse in the past, I suspect mh's annotate function would
help with this (and with David Allen's GTD organising) but I haven't
found a solution that is both easy and quick yet.


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