The database name "Celiac is used in these general examples. To search in Cel-Kids, just replace "Celiac" with "Cel-Kids" , To search in Celiac-Diabetes, just replace "Celiac" with "Celiac-Diabetes" for all databases replace it with "Celiac Cel-Kids Celiac-Diabetes" without the quotation marks.
For those interested in performing multiple searches, the speed of your searches will increase, and the impact upon St. Johns, our host, is reduced if you instead request copies of the logfiles. Then a search on these text files can be easily performed with the copies on your computer's hard drive. You can easily add new logfiles to update your own permanent collection. Information on obtaining copies of the files is in the welcome letter under the GET command.
1. Syntax of the commands
2. Sample database job
3. Commands for limiting the search
5. Commands flows onto a second line
4. Obtaining the coplete post
6. Interactive (On-Line) searches
Feedback to the Listowners
SEArch listname word1 word2 ... -> Search list archives or: word1 word2 ... IN listname FROM date1 -> From this date TODAY -> From today TODAY-7 -> In the last 7 days TO date2 -> To this date WHERE SUBJECT CONTAINS xxxx -> Only this subject AND/OR SENDER CONTAINS xxxx -> Only this author Complex boolean operations are supported, see database guideIf the command string is longer than a single Line, multiple lines are indicated by adding // as the first two characters of the search command. //SEArch listname word1 word2 ... where subject contains milk
> search celiac gluten-free
> 5 matches.
Item # Date Time Recs Subject
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008891 96/11/03 22:40 30 Re: The Case for Local Support
009946 97/01/26 09:40 26 Diabetes/Celiac information
009970 97/01/27 21:27 27 Gluten-Free Prescriptions
009987 97/01/29 07:40 41 Gluten-Free Passover Foods
010041 97/02/01 18:39 79 glucosamine response 1
To order a copy of these postings, send the following command:
Item #8891 <3 Nov 1996 22:40> - Re: The Case for Local Support indignities suffered by old Celiacs in institutions that put no credence in "Gluten-free Living". I would rather go the Dr. Kevorkian route than be put ^^^^^^^^^^^ in a nursing home under present standards. Item #9946 <26 Jan 1997 09:40> - Diabetes/Celiac information For those who are dealing with both diabetes and celiac disease, you may be interested in the recent article in GLUTEN-FREE LIIVING newsletter ^^^^^^^^^^^ about this topic, written by Kemp Randolph <on this List>. The editor is Ann Whelan. Memberships are $29 for 6 issues for 1 year. Mail checks to Gluten-Free Living, P.O. Box 105, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706. ^^^^^^^^^^^ The remaining output is omitted(1). The search line is use to select what is retrieve. When an exact term is not required, the * can be used as a wild card to obtain all messages. Therefore, the search should be limited by date or sender to restrict the output.
(2). The search routine automatically returns an index of the messages and the surrounding text of the term. The first 100 matches are returned. To obtain additional matches, a date range should be used to advance the starting point of the next search.
(3). From a system resource standpoint, it is more efficient to limit the search to a string of words as opposed to words that are near each other. This is accomplished by putting the search terms in single quotes.
(4). If the alternate form of the search command (search X in celiac) is use, quotes must be placed around the search term "X".
(5). Double quotes are required when case is a criteria for limiting the search to a desired use of the term.
(6). Including a space with the search term in quotes may be use to limit the letters at the beginning or end of a word.
The use of (Xanthan AND Guar) would only gives messages with both terms and the word "gums".
(6). Words that are close to each other can be found with the "NEAR" operator. Since it is the default, it does not need to be spelled out.
(1). The first technique is to search for records in a date range. Note how the dates are constructed. For Jan 01, 1995 through April 30, 1995.
To obtain the complete message, the command GETPOST XXX is used to retrieve selective records.