Re: Search routine

Subject: Re: Search routine
From: Stan Brown <stbrown -at- NACS -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 21:05:20 -0100

iIn TECHWR-L, John Posada <jposada -at- NOTES -dot- CC -dot- BELLCORE -dot- COM> told us how
he extracted email addresses and fax numbers:

>Lotus used to have a program called Magellan. It is a front-end DOS shell that
>is used for moving files, launching programs, etc. However, one of the
>features used for my purpose was the ability to look into ASCII text (as well
>as other formats) and display only the lines of text in the document containing
>only a string of text that you chose. I simply used the character "@" to

Those of you without Lotus Magellan can use the FIND command in DOS:
find "@" <oldfile >newfile
In UNIX it would be
grep "@" oldfile >newfile
Any VAX/VMSers out there? Try "HELP SEARCH" -- I can't remember the

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