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275617 Richard Wilson <yorkshireman@y...> 2022‑05‑20 Re: A bit of help searching the archive...
Lots of answers - thanks to everyone. 

I believe Homer would say ‘Duh’  and so can I    (The word entered the Oxford
English Dictionary a few years back)

Why struggle with SQL statements when you can tell the mighty Google search
algorithm to do the looking?

Make your way to google, rather than using Ecosia or OceanHero or even DuckDuck

and communicate directly with the googlebots with something like

https://www.swingleydev.com site: spokeshave + Yorkshireman

You will undoubtedly need to refine your search term, else you are left for the
rest of the day pursuing interesting side alleys from authors long gone or
subjects you hadn’t realised were interesting. - as I just did with Darrell’s
carving hatchets - I now have donors to turn into one like those
Once you have a list, you may, of course access individual postings direct using
their ID number.

Thanks everyone.  Interrogating the finest reservoir of tool knowledge on the
planet ought to be in our FAQ?  - to help old f*rts lke me with holes in the

alternatively, after a lifetime doing this kind of thing, maybe I should have
just known about it.

- I return you to your regular dose of tool medication, with the ringing thanks
of - me - in your ears

Richard Wilson
Yorkshireman Galoot. 

> On 19 May 2022, at 20:54, Bill Kasper  wrote:
> Richard (howdy!),
> There's a fun way to search by message.  Paste
> https://swingley.dev/ot/get/######/single/ and replace the ###### with the
> number of the message you're looking for.  That will bring that message up,
> alone (hence the "single" in the link).
> And if you want to search by thread, use this:
> https://swingley.dev/ot/get/######/thread/####### replacing the ###### with
> the number of the message you're looking for.  It'll open the message in
> threaded form, with all the other messages from that thread on the page.
> I don't know how that would work with the new groups.io archive, but it
> does work with Chris's swingley.dev archive.
> Hope all is well in sunny old Newcastle.
> Bill
> Bill Kasper
> Felton, CA
> On Thu, May 19, 2022 at 11:19 AM Richard Wilson <
> yorkshireman@y...> wrote:
>> I know I’ve done this in the past, and not all that long ago, because I
>> have some old postings dragged out to get the information into a ‘note to
>> self’
>> But
>> How do I get to do a search over the archive?   I visited Chris’s great
>> site, and if I have an old post ID nunber, I get the post in full, but
>> darned if I can find a ‘search’  option.

Yorkshireman Galoot
in the most northerly county, farther north even than Yorkshire
IT #300

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