@gmail.com> wrote in news:21685238.270.1335934863973.JavaMail.geo-discussion-forums@pbpw7:
> Thanks for this info. I am linux user but this is useful info.
Well, of course, grep started out as a Unix tool and is standard for
almost every kind of Unix OS. Grep-like tools - awk, sed, even perl are
light-years more powerful search tools than those built into most email
clients, including pine.
I've even run across some, on occasion that will display blocks of text
containing searched for strings, e.g., the email message that contains a
regular expression. it is not hard to write, for instance, awk scripts
that will provide this capability.
As long as you have access to your stored email files, you can use one of
Sometimes this is a problem for Pine users with accounts on
company, government, or university computers: The files on the mail-
server that stores your emails may not be accessible, except through the
pine client itself. Usually, if you are not worried about security, you
can work around this problem by storing email files in your local
directory. Then only INBOX will not be available to grep, etc.