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Unread 28-11-2007, 11:12 PM   #1
Martin
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how to search usenet

Has anyone any pointers on how to search Usenet groups easily. I'd prefer
it to be a Linux app or possibly a web site. Would reluctantly use wine
if forced to. Please bare in mind I am a newbie at this, also I'm using
PCLOS for my sins.

Thanks in advanced

Martin

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Unread 28-11-2007, 11:12 PM   #2
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Re: how to search usenet

Martin <mlburke@btinternet.com> writes:

> Has anyone any pointers on how to search Usenet groups easily. I'd prefer
> it to be a Linux app or possibly a web site.


<http://groups.google.co.uk/>?

[...]

 
Unread 29-11-2007, 09:00 AM   #3
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On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 22:44:01 +0000, Bruce Stephens wrote:

> Martin <mlburke@btinternet.com> writes:
>
>> Has anyone any pointers on how to search Usenet groups easily. I'd
>> prefer it to be a Linux app or possibly a web site.

>
> <http://groups.google.co.uk/>?
>
> [...]


Not exactly what I wanted. I did see it once when I was searching the
torrents I came up with a way of searching usenet and IRC !! but for love
nor money can I find the site.

It must search posts as well as groups.

Thanks



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Unread 29-11-2007, 10:00 AM   #4
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Re: how to search usenet

Martin <mlburke@btinternet.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 22:44:01 +0000, Bruce Stephens wrote:
>
> > Martin <mlburke@btinternet.com> writes:
> >
> >> Has anyone any pointers on how to search Usenet groups easily. I'd
> >> prefer it to be a Linux app or possibly a web site.

> >
> > <http://groups.google.co.uk/>?
> >
> > [...]

>
> Not exactly what I wanted. I did see it once when I was searching the
> torrents I came up with a way of searching usenet and IRC !! but for love
> nor money can I find the site.
>
> It must search posts as well as groups.
>

It does, in fact it's what it does by default. E.g. if you go to
Google Groups and search for "a way of searching usenet and IRC"
you'll find this thread (assuming it's got there by now).

Google Groups used to be DejaNews.

Or do you mean something different by 'posts'?

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Unread 29-11-2007, 10:00 AM   #5
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Re: how to search usenet

Martin wrote:

> On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 22:44:01 +0000, Bruce Stephens wrote:
>
>> Martin <mlburke@btinternet.com> writes:
>>
>>> Has anyone any pointers on how to search Usenet groups easily. I'd
>>> prefer it to be a Linux app or possibly a web site.

>>
>> <http://groups.google.co.uk/>?
>>
>> [...]

>
> Not exactly what I wanted. I did see it once when I was searching the
> torrents I came up with a way of searching usenet and IRC !! but for love
> nor money can I find the site.
>
> It must search posts as well as groups.


<http://groups.google.co.uk/advanced_search>?

If that won't find it you really haven't much chance. There's always the
possibility that the post you are looking for had X-No-Archive: set, and it's
been consigned to the aether (this is one of the few requests not to hoard
information which Google do honour).

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Unread 29-11-2007, 10:59 AM   #6
Bruce Stephens
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Re: how to search usenet

Martin <mlburke@btinternet.com> writes:

> On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 22:44:01 +0000, Bruce Stephens wrote:


[...]

>> <http://groups.google.co.uk/>?
>>
>> [...]

>
> Not exactly what I wanted. I did see it once when I was searching
> the torrents I came up with a way of searching usenet and IRC !! but
> for love nor money can I find the site.
>
> It must search posts as well as groups.


What's a "post"? Google groups searches a large part of usenet (and
associated groups not in usenet), from before Google existed (they
bought Dejanews; their interface isn't as nice as Dejanews's was,
IMHO).

If you want to find something in an individual message (the one you're
looking at in your newsreader), that's a different question. A
perfectly reasonable one: something like "what are good newreaders for
GNU/Linux?", or "how do I search a message in XXX?".

(As far as I know, all permit searching in that sense, so asking for
that wouldn't really make sense.)
 
Unread 29-11-2007, 02:02 PM   #7
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On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 09:21:00 +0000, tinnews wrote:

> Martin <mlburke@btinternet.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 22:44:01 +0000, Bruce Stephens wrote:
>>
>> > Martin <mlburke@btinternet.com> writes:
>> >
>> >> Has anyone any pointers on how to search Usenet groups easily. I'd
>> >> prefer it to be a Linux app or possibly a web site.
>> >
>> > <http://groups.google.co.uk/>?
>> >
>> > [...]

>>
>> Not exactly what I wanted. I did see it once when I was searching the
>> torrents I came up with a way of searching usenet and IRC !! but for
>> love nor money can I find the site.
>>
>> It must search posts as well as groups.
>>

> It does, in fact it's what it does by default. E.g. if you go to Google
> Groups and search for "a way of searching usenet and IRC" you'll find
> this thread (assuming it's got there by now).
>
> Google Groups used to be DejaNews.
>
> Or do you mean something different by 'posts'?


Ah sorry that is doing what I want, tried looking for a post on it the
other day and wasn't there but like you said it has to filter its way
through.

Now all I need to do is get it to open up pan and not another web page -
if its at all possible.

Thanks for all your help

Martin



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Unread 29-11-2007, 09:38 PM   #8
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Re: how to search usenet

On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 13:16:42 +0000 in _Yy3j.9783$qg1.2042@newsfet10.ams,
Martin <mlburke@btinternet.com> wrote:

> Now all I need to do is get it to open up pan and not another web page -
> if its at all possible.
>
> Thanks for all your help


Assuming you're subscribed to the newsgroup in question (if not, do so),
then edit ~/.pan2/newsgroups.xov perhaps? How old is the article in
question?

Stephan
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Unread 29-11-2007, 09:39 PM   #9
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Re: how to search usenet

On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 13:16:42 +0000 in _Yy3j.9783$qg1.2042@newsfet10.ams,
Martin <mlburke@btinternet.com> wrote:

> Now all I need to do is get it to open up pan and not another web page -
> if its at all possible.
>
> Thanks for all your help


Assuming you're subscribed to the newsgroup in question (if not, do so),
then edit ~/.pan2/newsgroups.xov perhaps? How old is the article in
question?

Stephan
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Stephan Bird MChem(Hons) AMRSC
Currently in Caernarfon, Wales
 
Unread 29-11-2007, 09:39 PM   #10
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Re: how to search usenet

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On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 13:16:42 +0000 in _Yy3j.9783$qg1.2042@newsfet10.ams,
Martin <mlburke@btinternet.com> wrote:

> Now all I need to do is get it to open up pan and not another web page -
> if its at all possible.
>
> Thanks for all your help


Assuming you're subscribed to the newsgroup in question (if not, do so),
then edit ~/.pan2/newsgroups.xov perhaps? How old is the article in
question?

Stephan
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Stephan Bird MChem(Hons) AMRSC
Currently in Caernarfon, Wales

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