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Re: [vox-tech] mutt question
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Re: [vox-tech] mutt question



believe it or not, it didn't search the name earlier when i tried it.  but it
did work just now.   argh!  i hate when computers do that..  :/

ok, thanks for giving me reason to try it again.  :)

pete

begin: Matt Roper <mattrope@mattrope.com> quote
> I believe you want to look at the simple_search option in .muttrc.  The
> default value is "~f %s | ~s %s" which tells mutt to search the from:
> line and the subject: line.  Unless you've already changed the
> simple_search value, you should already be able to search by
> the from: name.
> 
> 
> Matt
> 
> On Sat, Oct 13, 2001 at 09:52:47AM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 09:52:47 -0700
> > To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> > Subject: [vox-tech] mutt question
> > User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.22i
> > From: Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org>
> > Reply-To: vox-tech@lists.mother.com
> > 
> > hi all (and henry ;) )
> > 
> > 
> > when i use the / key from the message index, it searches for a string within
> > the subject field of an email.
> > 
> > very often, i want to search for emails by a person's name.
> > 
> > how do i perform searches on the from field of an email?
> > 
> > pete
> > 
> > -- 
> > "You may not use the Software in connection with any site that disparages
> > Microsoft, MSN, MSNBC, Expedia, or their products or services ..."
> >                     -- Clause from license for FrontPage 2002
> 
> -- 
> 
> **********************************
> * Matt Roper <matt@mattrope.com> *
> * http://www.mattrope.com        *
> **********************************

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