[LAU] Searchable list archive? (was: Re: irqbalance and searchable list archive?)

Sam Kuper sampablokuper at posteo.net
Fri Apr 22 18:02:13 CEST 2022

On Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 09:54:26AM +0200, Peter P. wrote:
> * Sam Kuper <sampablokuper at posteo.net> [2022-04-22 09:41]:
>> On Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 03:02:12AM +0200, Peter P. wrote:
>>> [...] I was furthermore trying to search this list's archive, but
>>> could not find a search engine at
>>> https://lists.linuxaudio.org/listinfo/linux-audio-user Is there any?
>> You can search them locally.  [...]
> Thanks Sam, that seems like a possible solution for now although I
> haven't tried it yet.

Local search has the advantages of offline availability, not relying on
potentially dubious search engine indexing, and the benefits of LOCKSS (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOCKSS ).

>> Alternatively, you can use a third-party search engine (Google,
>> DuckDuckGo, Startpage, Bing, whatever).  Search engines vary in their
>> syntax, but try e.g. searching for
>>     foo inurl:lists.linuxaudio.org/archives/linux-audio-user/
>> where "foo" is the term of interest.
> Sadly, searching for
> 	kernel inurl:lists.linuxaudio.org/archives/linux-audio-user/
> on startpage.com or google.com/ncr 
> did not produce any results.

Hm.  Not sure why those search engines haven't indexed the list archive.
I can't see a robots.txt blocking them.  Maybe the listmaster knows?

Anyway, as a workaround in the meantime, there's a web-searchable (in
principle, at least!) copy of the list archive available here:


Happy searching!


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