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Re: Searching in Gnus: gnus-group-make-nnir-group does not recurse into

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Searching in Gnus: gnus-group-make-nnir-group does not recurse into subtopics
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2019 17:02:28 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Bob Newell <> writes:

>>>>> "When I initiate a search (gnus-group-make-nnir-group) with the
>>>>> cursor on a topic, only the immediate subtopics are searched,
>>>>> the topic hierarchy is not traversed recursively"
>>> Ah, there's a simple answer as it turns out. Position the
>>> cursor to the top of the hierarchy of interest (the topic
>>> line). Press # and every visible group in the topic hierarchy
>>> gets marked. A subsequent G G searches all the marked
>>> groups. Remove the marks with M U.
>> Although it does not solve my problem completely, this is a useful
>> tip. Thanks.
> Where does it fall short? By the way, with a little more
> experimentation I found that non-visible groups in the
> hierarchy also get (non-visibly) marked and searched, so this
> may actually be much closer to what you wanted.
>> The function `gnus-topic-find-groups' looks promising. I did some
> I took a lot at that too and had to write a little function to
> parse the output. It returns rather too much information
> including many duplicate group records. And translating the
> de-duped list into a search is a problem I didn't take on,
> once I found out that marking was a better way.

Apparently Lars has put some sort of fix for this into master -- if
anyone's running master, give it a shot.

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