Archive search feature reminder - List admin

Thu Aug 12 12:49:02 EDT 1999

Greetings gang,

Every once in a while I'll re-post some of the features of the List Server
(Reflector).  Sometime before the end of the year I hope to move all of the
archives of the lists to a new database (SQL Server) and at that time you'll
have key word search capability right from the web archives at  Of course, you can already view all messages ever
posted there, but the search freature doesn't work yet.

Meanwhile, there is a way for you to request a search via e-mail.  For you
JUNO and other "e-mail only" guys and gals out there, this is a nice feature
since you don't have web access.  Here is a reminder on how it works.  The
sample used is the Collins list....and of course you can sub the right list
name in your searches.

I hope this is handy to some of you....enjoy!


Here is how it works:

You send a message to listserv at  Remember, you are making
your request to the list server and NOT to the Collins you address
it to the server.

In the body of the message you type something like the following:

search collins resistor in 30L1

This "search" is looking in the "collins" list for the words "resistor" and

The server will return the first 100 messages that match with the dates and
a little detail about the post including the date it was posted and a number
for the post.  You then have two choices: go to the Web archives or send
another message to the server requesting the messages by number that look
like the posts you want.  If to many come back add more key words to it to
narrow the search.  This is something you can play with and can't hurt
anything...except maybe your mail box quota if you aren't careful.  I
haven't messed with it much yet myself yet.

The returned text will look something like this:

> search collins resistor in 30L1
-> 324 matches (only the first 100 will be shown).

Item #   Date   Time  Recs   Subject
------   ----   ----  ----   -------
000098 97/01/31 08:54   46   Re: My 75A4 mod -- any good? [via LSMTP - see]
000181 97/02/20 06:09   58   Re: KWM-2/2A Service bulletins [via LSMTP - see]
000196 97/02/28 08:40   18   30L1 relay question [via LSMTP - see]
000215 97/03/06 10:41   20   Resistors [via LSMTP - see]
000227 97/03/14 11:03   24   30L-1 Interlocks
000231 97/03/13 13:08   23   30L-1 Interlocks
000234 97/03/14 12:43   28   Re: 30L1 relay question [via LSMTP - see]
000364 97/04/01 06:26   26   Too Much Voltage From 516-F2


To order a copy of these postings, send the following command:

GETPOST COLLINS 98 181 196 215 227 231 234 364

>>> Item #98 (31 Jan 1997 08:54) - Re: My 75A4 mod -- any good? [via LSMTP -
A pretty soft mod, since the pinout was the same as the original and he just
changed a bias resistor or two.

>>> Item #181 (20 Feb 1997 06:09) - Re: KWM-2/2A Service bulletins [via
LSMTP - see]
that this rig needed SB-8. The problem was that pin 1 of V16, which has a
2.2meg resistor, a .047 cap and a bus wire to pin 2 of V15 (AVC rectifier),
was not soldered. No solder at all. Clean as the day it was built over 25
years ago. The resistor and cap wires were wrapped on pin 1 of V16, but
the bus wire was just shoved thru and left hanging. The thing could be

>>> Item #196 (28 Feb 1997 08:40) - 30L1 relay question [via LSMTP - see]
considered placing a diode across the coil but it already has a 2 K parallel
resistor that should adequately handle the stored charge in the coil and the
-170 V supply has a 10K load resistor (according to the schematic) so it



And like it says would then send a message to
listserv at and in the body put:

GETPOST COLLINS 98 181 196 215 227 231 234 364

of course entering only the numbers of the messages you want.  You'll get
them all nice and neat just like a digest message.

REMEMBER - you are ALWAYS addressing these messages to the listserv at listserv  and NOT collins at



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