Re: Distribution options
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Sat, 7 May 1994 17:54:03 EDT
CLAUDIA MICHER DE ANDA <CLAUDIA@ATENAS.GDL.ITESO.MX> writes:
>Sorry to disturb everyone; I know I haven't been a very participative
>subscriber lately, but I've lost interest in my incoming messages
>because I'm receiving them as a digest. This is very upsetting,
>specially when you're interested in ONE message of THE WHOLE digest.
>Could someone please help me?
Well...I'll try, Claudia (and others that have similiar problems
"keeping up" with the daily digests).
What I've recommended for others to do and it seems to work pretty
well, is to extract the entire daily digest to a text file and (this
is the best way) download it to your hard drive. If you don't have
a way to download nor a PC to download it to, don't worry because I
think that I've solved that too.....
Once you've downloaded it, simply call it up in a text editor. You
could try the editor that comes with DOS, Windoze (Windows) or Geos
(depending on system used...or with Mac. They all work the same).
Sometimes the sheer size of the digests won't allow you to do this and
you receive a "out of memory" message. Those are the times where you
need to invest in either a shareware text editor which will handle
larger files or more memory. I don't have a easy answer for your
there. However, *most* of the digests take up about 15-20KB (15,000
to 20,000 characters), which can be handled by most editors.
Once you have the digest in your editor, simply use the "search" or
"find" options (depending again on editor used) to search for the
item or phrase you are looking for in the digest. Once you've done
that, you can highlight that particular posting, cutting it from the
rest of the digest so that you can paste it to a new "page" to reply
from. You can then delete the rest of the digest.
Now, suppose you don't have all of that stuff...like a PC and a nice
screen and you only get to read your digests at work? Then what?
Well...when you extract the digest from your mail, you've created a
text file which can be edited (and searched and portions taken out)
using your favorite vms/vax/unix editor. I do this quite frequently
when I am searching for someone's e-mail address or a posting that
I've made in the past (or whatever...today it was a search for notes
that I've made to reply to several postings...).
I hope that either or both will help those that are unable to "keep
up" with the daily goings-on here, but still would like to reply or
keep up with specific strings that we talk about on the list. Please
don't give up...the technology's there for you to do what it is you
are wanting to do...to learn and share with all of us.
I've got to go, but this is the first time in over a week that I've
been able to post to the list...Claudia, I hope that I was able to
help you out a little. If either don't work, please write me back and
let me know!
Settummanque!@HEY! It's GREAT to be back, but it's NOT great to have
to play "catch up"...I've really missed everyone here!
Settummanque, the blackeagle... (MAJ) Mike L. Walton (
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