[Users] search - how to

Dave Howorth dave at howorth.org.uk
Sat Sep 17 16:03:03 CEST 2016

On Sat, 17 Sep 2016 09:13:40 -0400
"Michael A. Yetto" <myetto1 at nycap.rr.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:14:10 +0100
> Dave Howorth <dave at howorth.org.uk> wrote:
> >Probably another dumb question, I'm afraid ...
> >
> >I'm trying to see whether I have ever received a message from a
> >particular company, so I want to search all my messages for a From
> >line containing a particular domain name. I can't figure out how to
> >do this.
> >
> >I read the manual and tried the various things it mentioned.
> >
> >Search Folder is greyed out if I'm at the top Mailbox (MH) level, so
> >how do I search all the folders instead of just one?
> >
> >I tried quick search but I can't persuade that to find part of a
> >subject line in a subfolder, even with Recursive ticked.
> >
> >I tried Search Folder which pops up a dialog titled Search messages,
> >which sometimes seems to find messages having a subject containing a
> >string providing I am looking directly at the folder containing the
> >message, but it doesn't even do that in all the folders (or maybe
> >with all search strings).
> >
> >When I click on the help button on that dialog, it pops up a PCManFM
> >window showing the root dorectory. What's that all about?
> >
> >I expect I've missed something obvious but would appreciate any
> >pointers. claws 3.12.0 opensuse leap 42.1 lxde
> >
> >Thanks, Dave
> You can always try 
> grep -Rl "^From:.*domaininquestion.com" Mail/
> to get a list of files. That will answer your question, but notmany
> others, directly.

Thanks, that worked. I was rather hoping to understand some more about
the search facilities as well, but one thing at a time ...

> Don't think outside the box, make a bigger box.
> Mike  Yetto

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