Archive search

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Sat Feb 16 18:46:26 UTC 2008

On Sat, 16 Feb 2008 10:35:45 -0800
Rich Rudnick <rich at> wrote:
> You can search on , or install the package apt-file.
> Run sudo apt-file update , and afterwards you will have a local
> searchable listing of all files in ubuntu.

I think you misread his question ! ;-)

To answer him... well, the only way I see, is to download the full
archive (link in top right corner of the archive page), which appears
to be a mailbox file, so you can import it in your e-mail client and use
its search facilities, locally. Rather awckward I admit.

I understand that this mailing list is also accessible via news readers,
so maybe these have on-line search facilities, never used them so, so I
will let people who do, give you a reliable answer ;-)


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