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

From: Ag Ibragimov
Subject: Re: lists.gnu.org/archive web search is broken?
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 17:02:12 -0500

That's all pretty cool, but how do you suggest sharing a link to a
thread with someone who doesn't want to download the entire archive?

We need to fix the search, it's ridiculous to have it broken like
that. I emailed mailman@gnu.org, hope someone replies.

Thank you, guys.

Daniel Martín <mardani29@yahoo.es> writes:

> Juri Linkov <juri@linkov.net> writes:
>> The nicest way is indeed to download locally from
>> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/mbox/emacs-devel/
>> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/mbox/bug-gnu-emacs/
>> 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.
> Based on this approach, I have a small Bash function that uses Wget to
> download the complete mailing list history into a single mbox file.
> function download_mailing_list() {
>     url=$1
>     list_name=$2
>     wget -r -nH --cut-dirs=2 --no-parent -A "*-*" --reject="index.html*" $url
>     cd $list_name
>     cat * > $list_name.mbox
> }
> Example:
> download_mailing_list https://lists.gnu.org/archive/mbox/emacs-devel/ 
> emacs-devel
> will download all the history of emacs-devel and generate a single
> emacs-devel.mbox file.  (Caveat emptor, you might want to convert it to
> a more efficient format.)

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