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Re: Google search the archives.
On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 11:45:02AM -0400, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 08:06:29AM -0400, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>> >For those of you having trouble with the search engine at the archives
>> >site I suggest you Googlize your search. Visit http://www.google.com
>> >and enter into the search criteria `cygwin +'what my problem is''.
>> >E.G.: cygwin +Perl TK returns pages and pages of information. Since
>> >Cygwin is a widely accepted tool and is used in a wide variety of
>> >packages then it is often discussed on other lists as well. Therefore,
>> >using Google.com to do your searches will broaden the field of knowledge
>> I know that there were problems with searching last week but I was under
>> the impression that everything was ok now.
>> Searching for small words like "tk" doesn't work too well, and probably
>> won't until we get more disk space on the system but I am able to do
>> searches and find things on cygwin.com.
>I should have reread my post before sending. I didn't mean to say that
>the archive search was broken. I was simply giving another option to
>searching the archives. Since Google spiders many mail lists and web
>documents then searching with Google will bring a wider base of
>knowledge including the Cygwin FAQ and documentation pages. I simply
>use Google for most all of my web searches because I can easily find
>what I need with it.
Ok. Fair enough. I love google, myself and it seems to find the cygwin
mailing list stuff so, you're right, that this will provide a superset
of the information from what you'd normally get at sources.redhat.com.
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