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    Re: NAV-L vs. Google NavList
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2006 Apr 4, 18:27 -0600

    On 4 Apr 2006, at 4:32 PM, Robert Gainer wrote:
    
    > I enjoy the list and find the archive great reading.  In fact I
    > wish I had a copy of the archive on my laptop so that I could read
    > it at home. I live on my boat in the summertime and don?t have
    > Internet after I leave work. Do you have the archive in a way that
    > you can send me a copy? How do you search it? Do you use a database
    > program setup as a front end?
    
    My archive resides in my email program.  Running on Mac OS X Tiger,
    it is some 11,614 separate tiny text files on my hard drive.  When I
    post this it will be 11,615.
    
    I search the file through Apple's Mail program, which is part of Mac
    OS X.  I can filter and search and sort to my hearts content just in
    the mail program.
    
    I can easily, on occasion, select all of the emails and save them as
    a single large text file.  Such a file is often called in the Unix
    world an 'mbox file', or a 'raw' mail file.  It contains all of the
    headers of each message, and all attachements (encoded), etc.  The
    file could also be read in any text editor, word processor, or other
    program that can handle large text files.  At the end of last year
    the archive from July 1997 to Dec 31, 2005 was a text file 25.4 MB in
    size, with 602,962 lines.  (I usually only create the large text file
    at the end of each calendar year.)
    
    I will see about putting a ZIP archive of the mbox file up on my
    website.  Compressed it will be about 7.5 MB.
    
    Stay tuned...
    
    Dan
    
    
    

       
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