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Re: Searching gmane messages from Gnus

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Searching gmane messages from Gnus
Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2020 09:29:49 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Garjola Dindi <> writes:

> Hi,
> How can I search messages from a news group like ?
> The Gnus manual gives information about search engines which need to
> create local index files, but is this the way to search nntp servers? I
> mean, if I need to be online to access the messages, what is the use of
> index files? 
> If somebody could share an example of configuration or procedure I would
> very much appreciate that.

The Gmane server used to have its own search index, but no longer does,
which effectively means you can't search those groups through Gnus' nntp
interface. In theory the data could still be indexed and the index
hosted elsewhere -- or even distributed to users -- but no one has gone
and done that yet.


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