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Re: lists.gnu.org/archive web search is broken?

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: lists.gnu.org/archive web search is broken?
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 10:28:17 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

> How do you search for messages in emacs-devel archive (web form)? I
> think it's broken.

Indeed, the web search is broken - there is a huge delay before the
messages get indexed.

> Does anyone use the archive? What's the point of having a web-page
> for it, if you can't even search for stuff without downloading it
> locally? Or maybe "How to search" instructions need updating?

The nicest way is indeed to download locally from

This gives the power of using grep with any regexps, and even
special mailbox searching programs like `grepmail` that can match
on headers, mail body and MIME attachments.

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