Post by Gary R. Schmidt
Post by Peter Trei Post by Gary R. Schmidt
Of course, if you want to filter *all* items posted to more than one
newsgroup... Hmm, might work if you filter on ",".
Back in the day, rn etc allowed your to killfile based on regexs, and you
could do things like kill crossposts by filtering on the number of commas in
the 'Newsgroups' line.
Yes, iff you (or your admin) built "rn" with the regexps turned on,
*and* you got your regexps right :-)
I haven't built or used "rn" or "trn" since the early 1990's, I've been
using the various Mozilla thingies since, umm, was SeaMonkey the first
one that had email and news?? Can't recall what I used before that,
must be age.
1 - And the regexp library it was built with matched your particular set
of regexp skills. RE vs. ERE vs. More ERE!! (Someone wanted me to put
SOUNDEX filtering into "rn," because, "You've got SOUNDEX in SPAN,
it can't be hard to add it to something else."
2 - SOUNDEX is sounds-like matching, so "Smith" == "Smythe" == "Schmidt".
3 - SPAN was/is a 3.5GL database language whose interpreter was loosely
based on the 16-bit HP3000 stack machine architecture, still used I
think by the scum who bought the company except it's called "SPAN/Open"
now, but it is not, of course, open, in any sense of the word.
When men talk to their friends, they insult each other.
They don't really mean it.
When women talk to their friends, they compliment each other.
They don't mean it either.
windows with cygwin. Works great except no UTF-8 support and lots of
people tend to use "smart quotes" nowdays. I just read through the