Does anyone have a fix to a problem which has long plagued me, namely,
that when one searches one's mail archives with marc-search.cgi, using the
"find all of these words" (boolean AND) option, one is only returned
messages which match all the words ON A SINGLE LINE. This is extremely
misleading and furthermore, not what the help says should happen. Thanks
I don't know much about march-search, but the default in glimpse is to
do exactly what you say. However, glimpse 4.0 (don't know about 3.6)
allows the entire body to be searched by adding the -W flag. From
-W The default for Boolean AND queries is that they
cover one record (the default for a record is one
line) at a time. For example, glimpse 'good;bad'
will output all lines containing both 'good' and
'bad'. The -W option changes the scope of Booleans
to be the whole file. Within a file glimpse will
output all matches to any of the patterns. So,
glimpse -W 'good;bad' will output all lines con-
taining 'good' or 'bad', but only in files that
contain both patterns. The NOT operator '~' can be
used only with -W. It is described later on. The
OR operator is essentially unaffected (unless it is
in combination with the other Boolean operations).
For structured queries, the scope is always the
whole attribute or file.
So if you can find the glimpse commandline arguments, adding -W
will probably solve your problem.