Post by Boris Dorestand Post by Lew Pitcher Post by Boris Dorestand Post by Lew Pitcher
You /do/ realize that you replied to a thread last posted to over 24
years ago, right?
How did you know? Did you look the original message in the references
The first message I saw in my newsreader recently had a title of "Re:
How to check (in C) if a process (with". The "Re:" indicates that it was
a response to some earlier message, so I knew there should be earlier
messages. I could have also figured it out by looking at the message
headers, but just noticing the "Re:" is much simpler.
Post by Boris Dorestand Post by Lew Pitcher Post by Boris Dorestand
header? How do you do that so easily? I'd love to the same. Thanks!
I looked it up in google's C.U.P mirror
But how did you know that this was the URL? Did you have to search? I
Since I knew it was posted to comp.unix.programmer, I went to
I then searched manually through the threads to find the title of this
thread. Since the most recent message on that thread was posted quite
recently, it was near the top. However, if you're interested in an older
message, there's a box near the top of the screen which says "Search
conversations within comp.unix.prog...". You can just type a simple
search string in that box, or you can fill out a slightly more
sophisticated search form by clicking the downward-pointing triangle on
the right hand side of that search box.
If you want to search all groups, click on the downward-pointing
triangle to the left of the search box.
They used to have an option of searching for a particular message using
its usenet message ID, but that's one of the many useful features that
they have slowly been removing over the years. Even as recently as a
year ago, Google Groups' search capabilities were significantly more
sophisticated than they are today (while being positively primitive
compared to what you could do with Deja News).